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Movie: The Light in Her Eyes

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Petty Auditorium

Released 2011 – 58 minutes – Not rated
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, The Light in Her Eyes offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams. A film by Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix; this event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. A facilitated discussion will follow the viewing.

As part of our series focusing on Women's History Month.

Status: Closed