Jeff Smith 6 p.m., July 6
The Light in Her Eyes
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is under way—women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, this film offers a portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.
- When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Cost: Free