Film Screening: The Light in Her Eyes
Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and KQED Public Television and Radio for the film screening of The Light in Her Eyes. The film centers around 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.