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The Light in Her Eyes

Season 25 Episode 5
The Light in Her Eyes

About the Episode

Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway - women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, 'The Light in Her Eyes' offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader.

Aired: 07/18/12 | Expires: 12/03/15 | Runtime: 55m 43s