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UAE documentary film on Hijab qualifies for Oscar Award
Sunday October 25, 2015 10:15 PM, News Network


The UAE documentary film on Hijab 'The Tainted Veil' has qualified for the best documentary film award in the Oscars 88th session, a media report said.

The film was registered by the Oscar’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the finalists’ list for the documentary film award. The short list consisting of 15 films will be announced in December, according to Gulf News.

The nomination of the film came when it was screened by Anasy Media in the seventh session of Carmel International Film Festival, CA, held from October 21- 25.

The film gives voice to the differing views of women about wearing the hijab. The film was shot in nine countries and co-directed by American Ovidio Salazar and Syrian Mazen al Khayrat.

Produced by UAE-based Anasy Media, it features interviews with Muslim women who discuss their reasons for choosing or deciding not to wear the veil.

The documentary voices the arguments and the deep rooted errors in thought and practice that are the reason behind what makes the hijab a controversial topic all over the world.

The documentary, for once and for all, attempts to put the topic to rest, showing the reason why it is so tainted, and the people behind it, against it and for it.


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