Review: The Light In Her Eyes
Anthropology Review Database, Edith Szanto, 11/10/13

A centuries-old Jihad: Women of the Abrahamic faith traditions strive for justice and fight sexism in religion
The Chicago Monitor, Saliha Jabeen, 5/24/13

Review: The Light in Her Eyes
My Bedouin Life, Nadine Ajaka, 4/27/13

Malala’s victory symbolizes the worldwide struggle of Muslim women
The Globe and Mail, Sheema Khan, 4/5/13

Review: The Light in Her Eyes
Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Volume 9, Number 1, Winter 2013

Review: The Light in Her Eyes
Al-Bayan Magazine, Imtisal Kokher, 2/14/13

New Documentary Portrays Islam as a Path to Women’s Empowerment
Voice of America, Carolyn Weaver, 11/30/12

Review: The Light in Her Eyes
Educational Media Reviews Online, Tracy Powell Iwaskow, 11/19/12

A Woman’s Place Is in the Mosque
Austin Chronicle, Anne Lewis, 9/14/12

Review: The Light in Her Eyes
Foreign Policy in Focus, Nama Khalil, 8/27/12

Review: The Light in Her Eyes
Film Society Lincoln Center, Joumane Chahine, 7/27/12

“The Light in Her Eyes” Sheds Some Light on the Women of Syria
Muslimah Media Watch, 7/18/12

Modern Muslim Girls: Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
Tablet Magazine, 7/18/12

‘Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria
Women’s Media Center, Amy DePaul, 7/18/12

The Light In Her Eyes, Op-Docs
The New York Times, 7/16/12

‘The Light In Her Eyes’ documenting a Syrian Story of Education and Inspiration
Creative Planet, Jon Silberg, 7/16/12

At Ramadan, PBS shows women emerging in Islam
Read the Spirit, David Crumm, 7/15/12

Let’s Get Radical: A Review of The Light In Her Eyes
The Revealer, A Daily Review of Religion and Media, Rachel Riederer, 7/13/12

Film Review: The Light in Her Eyes
Islamic Horizons, Marwa Abed, 7/1/12

Inside a Syrian Quran School for Women: The Spiritual Roots of a Revolution
Huffington Post, Kamran Pasha, 12/2/11

The Light in Her Eyes
Tikkun Daily, Amanda Quraishi, 8/7/11

indieWire’s Project of the Day: Feminist Islamic Documentary: “The Light in Her Eyes”
, 6/22/11

Production Spotlight: The Light in Her Eyes
Film Independent
, 7/8/11

The Light in Her Eyes: An Eye-Opening Documentary
Muslimah Media Watch
, 6/23/11

Finding Syria’s Next Generation of Women Leaders

Activists in the Doc Lab
Huffington Post, 
Lee Schneider4/4/11


For additional videos, such as a follow up interview with Houda’s daughter Enas and additional scenes, please visit our ‘Additional Videos’ page on our POV website.

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Past Screenings

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