Hey'Ya Arab Women in Sport - English/Arabic version
In 2013, Qatar Museums exhibited Hey'Ya: Arab Women in Sport at QM Gallery Katara. The exhibition was first shown in London during the 2012 Olympic Games then in autumn 2013 in Manchester. The exhibit originated in Qatar, beginning at the Arab Games Athletes Village in December 2011, where renowned photographer Brigitte and documentary film-maker Marian Lacombe set up an outdoor studio, working side by side with female athletes. They then travelled to 20 different Arab countries from the Gulf to North Africa, documenting images and videos of 70 Arab sportswomen, from beginners to Olympians. With the support of Qatar's Aspire program, which promotes sporting opportunities for young people, they also worked with a talented younger generation of sporting hopefuls. QM conceived the exhibit as part of its mission to educate and spark debate about sports, and persuade more girls to find a way to participate.