Voices of Muslim Women from the US South- Film and Discussion

December 6, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A woman holds a sign in protest after a rally for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Peabody Opera House on March 11, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. / AFP / Michael B. Thomas (Photo credit should read MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Join us for a film screening and discussion about being a Muslim woman in the US.
Syracuse activist, Magda Bayoumi will lead a discussion following the film.

About the Film:

Voices of Muslim Women from the US South. A film by Maha Marouan and Rachel Raimist, 2015

When one thinks of the American Deep South, the image of veiled Muslim students strolling the University of Alabama campus is the last thing that comes to mind. VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN FROM THE US SOUTH is a documentary that explores the Muslim culture through the lens of five University of Alabama Muslim students. The film tackles how Muslim women carve a space for self-expression in the Deep South and how they negotiate their identities in a predominantly Christian society that often has unflattering views about Islam and Muslims. Through interviews with students and faculty at Alabama, this film examines representations and issues of agency by asking: How do Muslim female students carve a space in a culture that thinks of Muslims as terrorists and Muslim women as backward?

Free to the Public

“Courtesy of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com.”