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Muslim women artists profiled in 'Unveiled Views'

09-23-2010


“Unveiled Views” focuses on the struggles of Muslim women artists.

Alba Sotorra hitchhiked from Barcelona to Pakistan to film Unveiled Views, a documentary focusing on the struggles of five Muslim women artists that will be screened free at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Room 1005 of Sacramento State's Mendocino Hall.

The profiled artists are Alma Suljevic, Eren Keskin, Rakshan Bani-Ehmad, Moshagan Saadat and Nahid Siddiqui. Their stories embrace a wide range of experiences, from clearing landmines in Bosnia, to testing Iran's film censorship rules, to battling Turkish legal practices that perpetuate violence against women.

"This brilliant new film gives us insight into worlds we need and want to understand," says Elaine O'Brien, Sacramento State professor of modern and contemporary art history.

Unveiled Views explores the aspirations, status and struggles of these women in their Muslim countries and challenges conventional Western stereotypes about women in the Islamic world. A discussion will follow the screening.

For more information, visit www.al.csus.edu/art/events.php or call (916) 278-6166. For media assistance, call Sacramento State's Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.