Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  26 minutes
Date:  1982
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Arabic
Grade level: 9-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Interactive transcript available
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A Veiled Revolution

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Considers the possible reasons for modern Egyptian women's turn back to tradition.

A Veiled Revolution

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.

Study Guide available.

'This excellent film deals with the phenomenon of young, educated women who are returning to variously restrictive forms of what they refer to as 'Islamic dress'.'-Science Books and Films

'An excellent basis for discussion.'-EFLA Evaluations



Awards

** Finalist, 1983 American Film Festival


Citation

Main credits

Gaunt, Marilyn (Director)
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock (Producer)
Tammes, Diane (Cinematographer)
Twigg, Terence (Film editor)
Racy, Ali Jihad (Composer)

Other credits

Camera, Diane Tammes; editor, Terence Twigg; music, Ali Jihad Racy.


Distributor credits

Elizabeth Fernea

Elizabeth Fernea
Marilyn Gaunt

Docuseek2 subjects

Egypt
Women's Studies
Islam

Distributor subjects

Anthropology
Egypt
Islam
Middle East
Multi-Cultural Studies
Religion
Women's Studies

Keywords

veil; veiled; women; Elizabeth; Fernea; documentary; film; video; ; "A Veiled Revolution"; Icarus Films;

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