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Director: FAHMI FAROUK FARAHAT

Starring

OTHMAN MADIH
CAMEREN ABOUNDS
RENE H. HERNANDEZ
BRIGITTE VALADEZ
WILLIAM LA FORTUNE
BRIAN D. MILLER

Release Date: April 2007
Running Time: 30 Minutes
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Not Rated


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SYNOPSIS

Deep inside a cave a group of prisoners are chained to a wall since their childhood. Not only are their limbs immobilized by the chains but their heads are also chained so that their eyes are fixed on a wall and can only see the shadows that are projected in front of them. These shadows are what they believe is the truth. However, when one of the prisoners escapes the cave, a new truth is revealed.

Saudi Filmmaker Fahmi Farouk Farahat uses his unique style to create a visual interpretation of Plato's masterpiece and perhaps the best known of his work, Allegory of the Cave from the book, The Republic.

The DVD includes a documentary with Dr. Claiton Kardajan, Professor of Philosophy, that further explores the Allegory of the Cave and helps us understand the meaning and importance of this great work by Plato and how it relates to our modern day politics, religions and social structureSYNOPSIS

This award winning documentary examines one of the more controversial issues in Islam today, the Hijab - the Islamic dress code for women. It answers a fundamental question: Is the Hijab a form of oppression or a woman’s expression of faith?

Through sharing their views and personal experiences, several Muslim Women living in the United States help us understand the various attitudes towards the Hijab and the compelling arguments of the underlying issues from morality, modesty and faith to oppression and a woman’s right to choose.

One story involves Merve Kavakci, the first veiled woman to become a member of the Turkish Parliament and her political struggle to maintain her belief and identity in a secular political system.

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