Held at the Edwards Humanities Auditorium of Scripps College in Claremont, California, WVN co-hosted a screening of The Light in Her Eyes, a documentary that tells the story of Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher who founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, 30 years ago.
Following the screening, students from the Claremont College Consortium met with Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix (directors and producers) to ask questions inspired by this fascinating film. Touching on issues of women’s rights within the Qur’an and interpretations of Islamic law, the role of women in society, and the meanings of feminism, Meltzer and Nix shared stories and adventures from filming on site in Damascus, and from their encounters with the women who participate in al-Habash’s summer Qur’an reading course.
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