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The Light in Her Eyes | POV | PBS

Duration: 03:15
Program: P.O.V.
Broadcast Date: Jul. 13, 2012

Find out more at ??www.pbs.org "The Light in Her Eyes" will air July 19, 2012 on PBS. Check local listings. A documentary film by Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix 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. Check out the 2012 season trailers at ??www.youtube.com and ??www.pbs.org

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Post Date: July 13, 2012