Living Islam: Paradise Lies at the Feet of Our Mother (1993)

Genres - Culture & Society, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues, Religions & Belief Systems  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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The six-part series Living Islam documents the ideologies and culture of Islam in efforts to establish an understanding of the conflicts between Muslim countries and the Western world. The documentary was produced by the BBC and is hosted by anthropologist Akbar Ahmad. Paradise Lies at the Feet of Our Mother addresses the treatment of women in the Muslim world. It confronts the accusations that its women are dealt with poorly and examines the Muslim family, along with the powers compelling and resisting change. Other programs in this series are Among the Non-Believers, Foundations, Struggling with Modernity, The Challenge of the Past, and The Last Crusade.

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Islam, Muslim, women's-issues, misogyny, social-inequality, social-injustice