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The Light in Her Eyes

Directed by Julia Meltzer & Laura Nix

The Light in Her Eyes
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/thelightinhereyes/
National PBS Premiere on POV
Thursday, July 19th at 10 PM

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Houda al–Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — 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. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.

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