Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In the news: women and filmmaking in Afghanistan

After we've been talking about hijab and women's rights in various interpretations of Islamic literature, I thought it worth sharing this NYT article that popped up on my iGoogle this afternoon. It focuses on an Afghani female filmmaker who's just completed a movie that's extremely critical of the Taliban and its influence in the country. It's a good reminder of the privilege I mentioned in my last post about the role choice can play in religious garb- that the ability to choose one's expression of religion should be a right, but in many parts of the world is not.

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