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The Light in Her Eyes

  • Aired: 07/19/2012
  • 55:43
  • Expires: 10/14/2013
  • Rating: NR
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her 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 an extraordinary portrait of a leader.
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A preacher calls girls to the practice of Islam, teaching them to pursue their ambitions.
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