"Veiled Voices" Film Screening And Discussion With The Film Director
Over 110 students and faculty attended the film screening of "Veiled Voices" on Wednesday, March 20 in Eben Holden. The film screening was followed by a discussion (questions/answers session) with the film director Brigid Maher.
Short bio about Brigid Maher:
Brigid Maher is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is a filmmaker and writer who heads the Emerging Media concentration in SOC’s Film and Media Arts Division. Her scholarly writing focuses on the interplay between traditional film and new media theories. Her award-winning narrative and documentary films have shown in festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
Women across the Arab world are redefining their role as leaders in Islam. Veiled Voices investigates the world of Muslim women religious leaders through the eyes of three women in Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. Filmed over the course of two years, Veiled Voices reveals a world rarely documented, exploring both the public and private worlds of these women. The stories featured in the film give insight into how Muslim women are now increasingly willing to challenge the status quo from within their religion, promoting Islam as a powerful force for positive transformation in the world. Each triumphs over difficult challenges as they carve out a space to lead—both in Islam and in their communities.