Directed by Faiza Ambah
French-Muslim teenager Mariam wears the hijab headscarf and must choose between her school and her hijab in 2004 when France passes a law banning religious symbols from public schools.
Mariam won the Muhr Special Jury Prize for Short Film at the Dubai International Film Festival.
Mazen Al khayrat,Ovidlo Salazar,Nahla A Fahad / Denmark, Egypt, France, Morocco, Netherlands, Syria, Turkey, UAE, UK / 2015 / Documentary / 78 minsThe layers of the veil in history and the many meanings behind it are explored in this documentary. 'Women are either judged for wearing the hijab or not wearing it.' In 'The Tainted Veil,' the challenges surrounding these ideas are exposed in a debate by diverse guests and extraordinary stories. The Tainted Veil won 'Best Documentary' at both the Silk Road Film Festival in Ireland and the International Film Festival in Jakarta. It was also a finalist for the American Movie Awards.
Preceded by: Mariam