Screen/Society--Muslim Cultures Film Series--"VEILED VOICES"
(Brigid Maher, 2009, 59 min, USA, in English & Arabic w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD)
– Discussion to follow w/ director Brigid Maher!
Women across the Arab world are redefining their role as leaders in Islam.Veiled Voices investigates the world of Muslim women religious leaders through the eyes of three women in Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. Filmed over the course of two years, Veiled Voices reveals a world rarely documented, exploring both the public and private worlds of these women. The stories featured in the film give insight into how Muslim women are now increasingly willing to challenge the status quo from withintheir religion, promoting Islam as a powerful force for positive transformation in the world. Each triumphs over difficult challenges as they carve out a space to lead—both in Islam and in their communities.
-- Part of the Muslim Cultures Film Series.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Duke Islamic Studies Center, Focus Program and Women's Studies Program