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(un) veiled - Muslim Women Talk about Hijab

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: DER
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 36 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2007
Available in French: No

(un)veiled introduces the audience to ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their discussion about hijab, the headscarf, revolves around a lecture on the same topic that was banned last minute but delivered anyway. In a time when Islam and especially Muslim women are represented as monolithic and beset by backwardness, the women in (un)veiled show the diverse, lively, argumentative debates in Muslim societies about the meanings of modernity, emancipation, and feminism. Dubai, where the filmmaker lived for eight months, becomes a character in itself, showing the complex face of a contemporary Arab city.

Awards: Second Jury Prize, Black Maria Film Festival, 2008

Screened at:
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2008
  • MESA Film Festival, 2008
  • Women's International Film Festival, Miami, FL, 2009

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