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Sumaya’s favorite movie is Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Over the years, this film taught her that listening to one another and practicing empathy can help us avoid a similar period of disassociation that Mr. Fox experienced. Her talk navigates the film’s plotline which addresses mixed identity and strong conflicting associations.


About the Speaker

Sumaya Ibrahim

Sumaya Ibrahim

Sumaya connects us to the metaphor of the Fantastic Mr. Fox as a symbol for the risks and rewards of discovering and living true to one’s identity. As a scholar, athlete, peer leader, Muslim young woman of color.

She is a student at the Beaver Country Day School and Steppingstone Academy ’13 scholar. At school, is involved with Model UN, Student Council, field hockey and stage management.