Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Oakland University
the 2005 Annual Women's Studies Film Festival and Seminar: Muslim Women,
Own Words, February 26, 2005, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm in 156 North Foundation
This year's women's studies film festival will present movies
by and about Muslim women, as they explore their culture,
their heritage, and their interactions with western societies.
Under One Sky is a documentary about Muslim women in Canada,
some of whom choose to wear the traditional headscarf (hijab)
and some of who do not. The movie explores many issues about
both Islamic and western attitudes toward women, about western
stereotypes of Islamic culture, and about ideological and
class distinctions within Islamic societies that are reflected
in the decision whether or not to adopt western dress.
Kandahar is the product of a collaboration between Canadian
journalist Nelofer Pazira, whose family emigrated from Afghanistan
in the 1980s, and Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. It
is a fictional story, but based on Pazira's own experiences
when she attempted to enter Afghanistan to visit a friend
whom she feared was contemplating suicide. Through the eyes
of her fictional counterpart Nafas, we join her on a journey
of discovery back to her homeland.
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