Muslim Women and Freedom of Choice: Syrian Television vs. Cinema

Students Hiba, Alaa', and Riham, from The Light in Her Eyes.

“Can a Syrian woman run for the post of the President of Syria? Yes she can.” This interrogative statement and answer captured my attention as I was watching The Light in Her Eyes, a film that premiered at the 8th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival this December. The film, which documents the story of Houda Al-Habash, a Syrian female teacher of Islamic subjects at a girls’ school, made me ask a lot of questions, the most important of which was: why do not we see such … [Read more...]


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