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A veiled revolution / director, Marilyn Gaunt ; producer, Elizabeth Fernea.

Publication:
[Brooklyn, N.Y.] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 1982.
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Video
1 streaming video file (26 min.) : digital, sd., col.
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Subjects:
Muslim women -- Egypt -- Conduct of life.
Muslim women -- Egypt -- Social conditions.
Modesty -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Purdah -- Egypt.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Language:
English narration with Arabic dialogue and English subtitles.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
Egyptian women were the first Arab women to march in political demonstrations (1919), the first to take off their veils publicly (1923), and the first to receive free secular education (1924). But today the educated granddaughters of those early Arab feminists are returning to Islamic dress, complete with full face veil and gloves. A veiled revolution considers possible reasons for this turn back to tradition--the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism, the rejection of western values--as Egyptian women speak out.
Credits:
Camera, Diane Tammes ; editor, Terence Twigg ; music, Ali Jihad Racy.
Notes:
Title from title frames.
Previously released by: Elizabeth Fernea, c1982.
Resource page includes the option of making a clip.
Contributor:
Gaunt, Marilyn. , Director
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock, 1927-2008 , Producer
Tammes, Diane. , Cinematographer
Twigg, Terence. , Film editor
Racy, Ali Jihad. , Composer
Icarus Films.
Publisher Number:
if-veil Docuseek2
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.