Women and Islam: A conversation with Leila Ahmed
Producer: Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Year Released: 1994
Length: 27 minutes
Leila Ahmed, professor of women's studies at Amherst, argues the case for revision of the widely held views in the Islamic world about the role of women, using the examples from history and the role played by women in the contemporary world. She explains the origin of the veil, and discusses the issue of marriage and women's rights within marriage.