The Light in Her Eyes

Screening

WHEN October 18, 2012
5pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North Part of "Digital Religion: Knowledge, Politics, and Practice" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

The documentary offers an extraordinary portrait of Houda al-Habash, a Muslim preacher who founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria 30 years ago, challenging the women of her community to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted. Discussion with filmmakers follows the screening.

In collaboration with The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near East Studies and the NYU Center for Religion and Media with generous support from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs

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