Produced and Directed by: Osama Al-Zain

“Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have this strain in their religion; a woman is seen as a temptress…you cover her up totally so she has no other attribute except her femaleness and sex.." Transparency

This award winning documentary examines one of the more controversial issues in Islam today, the Hijab - the Islamic dress code for women. It answers a fundamental question: Is the Hijab a form of oppression or a woman's expression of faith?

Through sharing their views and personal experiences, several Muslim Women living in the United States help
us understand the various attitudes towards the Hijab and the compelling arguments of the underlying issues from morality, modesty and faith to oppression and a woman's right to choose.

One story involves Merve Kavakci, the first veiled woman to become a member of the Turkish Parliament and her political struggle to maintain her belief and identity in a secular political system.

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