Rights & Wrongs

The Story of Women in Islam

A film by Corine Huq

US | 2011 | 135 minutes | Color | DVD | English | Order No. 121073


By returning to the roots of Islam and understanding how societies have found justification for their treatment of women within Islamic sources, this thoughtful and far reaching film is an essential resource that debunks myths about women and Islam. Renowned Muslim feminist scholars and journalists, including Asra Q. Nomani, Mona Eltahawy, Azadeh Moaveni, Dr. Amina Wadud, Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl and Asma Gull Hasan, detail how from early on very different understandings of the Qur’an lead to vastly different translations, with enormous repercussions for women living in different Islamic societies around the world. The film alternates between the history of Mohammad and issues facing Muslim women today—from the wearing of the veil, to praying in the mosque, and attitudes towards domestic violence and honor killings. It also looks at how feminism works within Islam in the modern era. RIGHTS & WRONGS is indispensable for courses on Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, comparative religion, women’s studies and more.


“[S]uperbly crafted documentary on women in Islam-past and present. …extremely valuable as a unique teaching tool to courses in Women Studies and Near Eastern Studies as well as courses on the documentary genre.”

Lynne McVeigh, Associate Professor Tisch School of the Arts, New York University


Corine Huq

Corine Huq is an independent filmmaker based in New York City. Shortly after graduating from New York University’s film program at Tisch School of the Arts, she worked in various television productions in and around the city. She then concentrated on editing and directing, working on a variety of educational videos for New York University and Scholastic. She had directed two short films, one which was accepted at the New York International Film Festival in 2005. Rights & Wrongs is her first feature documentary. (3/12)


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