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Veils Uncovered

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“The Battery in this underwear is dead,” says the nine-year old sales boy, as he openly demonstrates the musical, Tweety Bird underwear to a veiled woman at the vibrant marketplace.

Veils Uncovered documents the reality of sexual competition among women in Damascus as they vie for number one position, exclusivity with their husbands. Filmed in the marketplace of Souk Al Hamidiyyah, this is a moving personal account of the unexplored sexual world of women who live behind the veil.

Islamic religious rules and their application in marriage are explained. ‘The wide ranging social dynamics are explored in marketplace and in the lives of the women of Damascus.

View a printer friendly version of this page...ISBN:1-897064-20-9 Copyright Date: 2002 Length: 25 minutes Library Audience:
  • Young Adult
  • Family
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Secondary (10-12)
  • Univ./College
  • Adult Ed.
  • Subjects: History and Current Events; Social Studies; Multicultural Studies Formats Available:
  • VHS Tape
  • DVD