Salma's Season, Episode 1 excerpt
Salma's Season aims to smash the stereotypes surrounding Muslim women in Australia.
This comedy-drama series was written and directed by Kauthar Abdulalim, who drew on her experiences of taking tennis lessons when she first migrated with her parents to Australia from Kenya.
The show centres around Salma, a 45-year old Australian-Pakistani woman whose identity is tied to being a wife and mother. But Salma secretly dreams of breaking free of her dutiful life and playing tennis at the Australian Open.
Produced by Blacksand Pictures. the show was shot in Melbourne as 6 short episodes for online streaming. In this clip from episode 1, Salma reveals her secret to a group of friends: