Pov

The Light In Her Eyes

Season 25, Episode 5 of 14

Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway -- women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, "The Light in Her Eyes" offers a portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their aspirations.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/21/2014
3 p.m.
8/1/2014
8 p.m.
8/2/2014
2 a.m.
8/3/2014
5 p.m.
8/4/2014
4 a.m.
8/8/2014
2 p.m.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona