Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Library 103

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Women’s Center and Women’s and Gender Studies Program are co-sponsoring a screening of two short documentary films by and about Muslim women navigating different laws and customs governing self-expression around the world, especially when it comes to the hijab (or veil). The screening will be followed by discussion led by Hamida Dakane of Fargo’s Afro-American Development Association and MSUM senior Ruweyda Mohamed.

Free popcorn and drinks will be provided. Total run time for the two films is 57 minutes. 

“They Call Me Muslim” (2006) portrays the struggle of two women — one in France and one in Iran — navigating different cultures and laws that seek to control women’s bodies and their self-expression, especially when it comes to the hijab, or veil.

“Voices of Muslim Women from the U.S. South” (2015) interviews Muslim women students and faculty at the University of Alabama attempting to carve out a space for self-expression and negotiate their identities amidst stereotypes of Islam, what it means to be Muslim, and terrorism.