'Can I ask why you wear your headscarf?'
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Women with separate lives: Can conversation bring them together?

Thousands of people just a few miles apart from each other live totally separate lives in the multi-cultural city of Birmingham.

But does it have to be that way? What about the power of conversation?

A pioneering attempt has been made to turn strangers into friends, led by a woman whose family suffered anti-Muslim violence.

Crossing Birmingham's Invisible Borders is on BBC One West Midlands at 19:30 GMT on Friday 2 February and available afterwards on iPlayer.

  • 02 Feb 2018