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Middle Eastern Studies Program Film Festival presents: Jasad & The Queen of Contradictions

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Middle Eastern Studies Program Film Festival Presents: Jasad & The Queen of Contradictions (2012)

“Lebanese poet and writer Joumana Haddad has stirred controversy in the Middle East for having founded “Jasad” (“The Body”), an erotic quarterly Arabic-language magazine. “Jasad” is one of the first of its kind in the Arab world and has caused a big debate not only for its explicit images, articles and essays on sex in Arabic but that an Arab woman is behind it all. Jasadtackles the subject of sexuality in Lebanon, giving insight on the rare use of the Arabic language to discuss these taboo topics. Different views are also given by the head of a women’s rights organization, a sexual health educator and a doctor who performs hymen reconstruction surgeries.”

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