Unveiled Views: Muslim Artists Speak Out

Year 2009
Runtime 52 mins
Language Bosnian, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu
Subtitles Bosnian, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu

PG - Not Recommended for Young Children.

Spanish filmmaker Alba Sotorra hitchhiked from Barcelona to Pakistan, and along the way, she met five incredible women whose tales of hope, heroism and pride challenge conventional Western stereotypes about women in the Islamic world.

Bosnian Alma Suljevic risks her life daily clearing the landmines that are war’s deadly legacy, then sells minefield earth in European art galleries so that she can continue her work. Eren Keskin, a longtime human rights activist and lawyer with music conservatory training, fights to change Turkey’s legal practices that perpetuate violence against women. Veteran filmmaker Rakshan Bani-Ehmad, true to her credo that art must “look, observe and discover,” frequently pushes Iran’s censorship rules to the limit. Surrounded by conflict since childhood, young Afghani writer Moshagan Saadat creates profoundly moving and memorable poems. And renowned Pakistani dancer Nahid Siddiqui, once forced to live outside her homeland when her work was banned, continues to teach her artform.



Please note: this is a FREE screening. Seats are suject to capacity.

Mollerussa Film Festival, Best Documentary
Karachi Film Festival
Guadalajara Film Festival
Docupolis, Barcelona International Documentary Film Festival
Alba Sotorra Clua
Alba Sotorra Clua
Rakshan Bani-Ehmad
Moshagan Saadat
Nahid Siddiqui