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Private Revolutions film screening and discussion

The final event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian.” The film chronicles two years in the lives of four young Egyptian women from various social backgrounds who are fighting for their rights and for change after the revolution. Read More

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Speed Sisters

The third event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “Speed Sisters,” on Thursday, March 23, at 5:00pm, Wasserstein 1023 (Harvard Law School campus). The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.  Independent, determined and always on the move, they have deftly charted their own course through the pressures of social expectations, family dynamics, community politics and an ongoing Israeli military occupation. Read More

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What Tomorrow Brings

The second event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “What Tomorrow Brings,” on Thursday, March 9, at 5:00pm, Wasserstein 1023 (Harvard Law School campus). The film goes inside the very first girls’ school in a small Afghan village. Read More

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Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, with support from the Harvard Human Rights Program, is pleased to announce its first film series, “Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World.” Throughout the 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. Read More

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Horma (“Sanctity”) Screening

The Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change will host a screening of the film “Horma” (“Sanctity”), followed by a Q&A with Ahd Kamel, the film’s director, and Pascal Menoret, Professor of Modern Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Read More