Diana Ferrero

Diana Ferrero is a native of Rome, Italy. She came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship in 2003 and received a Master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley's graduate school of journalism in 2005. She has produced and reported for a variety of Italian and American outlets. Her first documentary, They Call Me Muslim, premiered at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York. She now works in Washington, D.C. for Al Jazeera’s new English-language channel. (8/14)

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They Call Me Muslim


A film by Diana Ferrero, 2006, 27 min, Color

In popular Western imagination, a Muslim woman in a veil – or hijab – is a symbol of Islamic oppression. But what does it mean for women’s freedom when a democratic country forbids the wearing of the veil? In this provocative documentary, filmmaker Diana Ferrero portrays the struggle of two women – one in France…

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