WOMEN OF ISLAM – VEILING AND SECLUSION (50 min)
Islam is the most misunderstood religion and women are at the forefront of this misconception.
The mainstream media would have us believe that the veil is always an imposition, an oppressive requirement of Islam.
Filmmaker Farheen Umar and her crew travel across the Muslim World to find out why some Muslim women take the veil while others don’t.
This film reveals what no other work on this subject has done before. It looks at the practice of covering from diverse perspectives in different Muslim societies.
This film took three years to complete, and combines footage from Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and USA into a 50 minute documentary.
This documentary has broadcast on PBS USA network nationwide, widely covered by press and won “most popular” film accolade at Human Rights Film Festival Warsaw