Film Forward, an international program of the Sundance Institute, will be screening the Syrian film The Light In Her Eyes on Thursday, September 5, at the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. The SOAN department is a co-sponsor of the screening, and Director Julia Meltzer will be here to discuss the film. Here’s the key information:
September 5, 2013
Collins Memorial Library (Room 020)
Reception: 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Screening and Discussion: 5:00 PMto 7:00 PM
Synopsis: 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. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.
You can watch a preview of the film <here>. We hope to see you at the screening.