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20th Arab Film Festival

The Tainted Veil

Directed by Mazen Al khayrat,Ovidlo Salazar,Nahla A Fahad

Denmark, Egypt, France, Morocco, Netherlands, Syria, Turkey, UAE, UK / 2015 / Documentary / 78 mins / Color

Mariam | The Tainted Veil

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 9, 2016 3:00 pm

Mariam | The Tainted Veil

Harmony Gold
October 22, 2016 12:50 pm

Description

The 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

  1. Mariam

    Faiza Ambah / France / 2016 / Narrative Short / 43 mins
    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.

    Precedes: The Tainted Veil


Dates & Times

Mariam | The Tainted Veil

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 9, 2016 3:00 pm

Mariam | The Tainted Veil

Harmony Gold
October 22, 2016 12:50 pm