Screening with Filmmakers: "The Light in Her Eyes"


Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave., Cambridge MA

poster for The Light in Her EyesJoin filmmakers Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix for a screening of their documentary film The Light in Her Eyes.

From the film's website:

Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is under way—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.

View the trailer here.

Contact: Krystina Friedlander
Sponsors: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the African and African American Studies Department, the Visual and Environmental Studies Department, the Harvard Divinity School and the Center for the Study of World Religions