Saturday, December 12, 2015

Movie Review: In ‘The Tainted Veil,’ the Hijab is debated

By Ben Kenigsberg
Movie poster for "The Tainted Veil"
HOLLYWOOD---“The Tainted Veil” explores the history and the contradictions of the hijab, the head and neck covering that many Muslim women wear. This documentary’s subjects variously describe the garment as an expression of, and a denial of, femininity; a source of beauty and a concealment of it; a backward-looking symbol and a modern fashion accessory. "The Tainted Veil," Not rated. In Arabic, French, Danish, Dutch, Turkish and English, with subtitles in English (Running time: 1 hour 18 minutes) [link]