February 15, 2017
Tomorrow, Feb. 16: “Horma,” first in a film series on women, rights, and activism in the Muslim world
Please join Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change for a screening and discussion of “Horma” (“Sanctity”), the first film in its spring series on women, rights, and activism in the Muslim world. The series, which is being co-sponsored by HRP, will showcase films that highlight women’s struggles, conflicts, and triumphs across the region. They cover a broad range of themes, including political and social activism, marriage, divorce, education, and sports.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by a guest who is either the filmmaker or an expert in the relevant theme. All screenings will start at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be provided for attendees.
“Horma,” featuring Saudi director and actress Ahd Kamel, was shot in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and stars Kamel as Areej, a pregnant young Saudi widow, who battles social customs to protect her unborn child. After the film, Kamel will join us via video conference for commentary and Q & A. In addition, we welcome Pascal Menoret, author of Joyriding in Riyadh and Professor of Modern Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, who joins us as discussant.
If you plan to attend this first event, please RSVP.