Veiled Voices

Veiled Voices
Genre: Documentary | Director: Brigid Maher | Language: Arabic, English subtitles | Length: 57 minutes | Country: Global, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt | Year: 2009 | Rating: N/A

Women across the Arab world are redefining their role as leaders in Islam. Veiled Voices investigates the world of Muslim women religious leaders through the eyes of three women in Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. Filmed over the course of two years, Veiled Voices reveals a world rarely documented, exploring both the public and private worlds of these women. The stories featured in the film give insight into how Muslim women are now increasingly willing to challenge the status quo from within their religion, promoting Islam as a powerful force for positive transformation in the world. Each triumphs over difficult challenges as they carve out a space to lead—both in Islam and in their communities.

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Also available on Netflix.