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November 29 - December 2, 2012 | Whose Story Is It?
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Saturday, December 1 • 9:00pm - 10:45pm
The Light in Her Eyes

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Laura Nix and Julia Meltzer

2012 | Syria

At her Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, the conservative Muslim preacher Houda al-Habash immerses her students in rigorous study, challenging them to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams. This profile of al-Habash reveals an extraordinary leader who is breaking barriers and working to reform the role of women in Islam while holding fast to her conservative beliefs. Shot just before the recent uprising in Syria, The Light in Her Eyes is both a timely examination of a cultural shift underwayunder way, as women claim more space within the mosque, and a deft study of an inspiring hero who galvanizes the girls and young women in her community to reconcile faith and personal empowerment.  


Saturday December 1, 2012 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Linder American Museum of Natural History

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