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RIGHTS & WRONGS: THE STORY OF WOMEN IN ISLAM
By Corine Huq

In this enlightening and informative film, Corine Huq examines how for centuries the Qu'ran has been interpreted by men to suppress women, but in fact when it was written it represented an enlightened approach to women. Renowned Muslim feminist scholars and journalists, including Asra Q. Nomani, Mona Eltahawy, Azadeh Moaveni, Dr. Amina Wadud, Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl and Asma Gull Hasan, detail how from early on very different understandings of the Qu'ran lead to vastly different translations, with enormous repercussions for women living in different Islamic societies around the world. The film alternates between the history of Mohammad and his women, and issues facing women in Islam today°™from the wearing of the veil, to praying in the mosque, and attitudes towards domestic violence and honor killings. It also looks athow feminism works within Islam in the modern era. By returning to the roots of Islam, and understanding how societies have found justification for their treatment of women within the Islamic sources, this thoughtful and far reaching film debunks the myths about women and Islam, paving a new way forward. RIGHTS AND WRONGS is the essential film for answering the many questions we have about Islam°™and its often debated relationship to women.

Review
~ "[S]uperbly crafted documentary on women in Islam-past and present. °≠extremely valuable as a unique teaching tool to courses in Women Studies and Near Eastern Studies as well as courses on the documentary genre." - Lynne McVeigh, Associate Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
DVD (Color)
135 minutes
2011
USD 295.00
 
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