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THE LIGHT IN HER EYES

Directed by Julia Meltzer
87 min.
USA/Syria/2011

Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is under way—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.

Official Selection – 2011 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam; 2011 Dubai International Film Festival

Featured, Films Without Borders, Salt Lake City

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT