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Join PBS SoCaL at the Long Beach Cinematheque for a screening before the broadcast of POV The Light In Her Eyes on Sunday, July 15 at 1:30 PM, followed by a Q&A with the local Los Angeles filmmakers Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix.
Parking is available across the street from the Cinematheque in the Anderson Paint and Hardware parking lot.
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. View an extraordinary portrait, filmed just before the uprising in Syria erupted, of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams. By Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix.