Monthly Movie Night at CAC

Veiled Voices
Friday, March 22 @ 7pm
Suggested Donation: $5

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Women across the Arab world are redefining their role as leaders in Islam. In director Brigid Maher’s insightful documentary film, Veiled Voices , three influential women Islamic leaders are profiled-along with their families and the communities in which they serve:  Ghina Hammoud in Lebanon, Dr. Du’ad Saleh in Egypt and Huda al-Habash in Syria.

Filmed over the course of two years, Veiled Voices reveals a world rarely documented, exploring both the public and private lives of these women. As a divorced woman, Ghina Hammoud faces a personal challenge in gaining legitimacy as a leader, since divorce is controversial in communities throughout Lebanon. In Egypt, Dr. Su’ad Saleh must continually fight for public recognition by the Egyptian religious authority at al-Azhar-the famous Cairo mosque and university founded in the 10th century. Huda al-Habash in Damascus enjoys both institutional support and the support of her husband as she teaches women in Syria and lectures all over the Middle East, helping others “move…from ignorance to knowledge.”

The three personal stories featured in Veiled Voices give insight into how Muslim women are increasingly willing to challenge the status quo from within their religion, promoting Islam as a powerful force for positive transformation in the world.

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  • Hildreth

    my sincere apologies for not attending.....

    March 24, 2013

  • adil


    March 22, 2013

  • adil

    I m sorry but I m so busy I hope next time thanks

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was hoping to attend this (important) event, but unfortunately my plans have changed and I will be out of town on friday!

    March 18, 2013

  • adil

    I think it s nice to meet and share the ideas and discover other culture

    March 18, 2013

  • adil

    Hi everybody

    March 18, 2013

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