February 16, 2017
Women, rights and activism in the Muslim world: A film screening and discussion of “Horma”
Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, with support from HRP, is pleased to announce its first film series, “Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World.” Throughout this Spring semester, we will showcase films that highlight women’s struggles, conflicts, and triumphs across the region. The films 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.
Our first film is “Horma” (“Sanctity”), featuring Saudi director and actress Ahd Kamel. The film 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.