Film Screening: "Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else)"
- Date: 02/07/2018 6:30 PM
- Location: Palm Springs Public Library - The Learning Center
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else)
Join us to watch Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else) on Wednesday, February 7th. This film unveils the intricate and complex effects of the hijab on Muslim women, their families and the communities in which they live. The movie (closed captioning included) will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).
No dress code inspires more debate than that of Muslim women. In North America, the way a Muslim woman dresses is her personal choice, but that choice, which includes whether or not to wear the hijab to cover her hair, is often met with both approval and criticism. The film Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else) explores the challenges of Farida, Shaila, Naima, and Sarah, four Torontonian Muslim women making decisions about their personal dress codes. When these women decide to start or stop wearing the hijab, they cannot foresee the range of reactions other people will have to their choices. The film follows the women’s personal journeys and their interactions with different members of society, and in doing so reveals that the piece of fabric called hijab carries many diverse meanings and messages. As these women try to follow their faith and their hearts at the same time, the film unveils the intricate and complex effects of the hijab on Muslim women, their families and communities, and the larger multicultural society in which they live.