Saudi Arabia: a Wind of Change
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 14:30
Zaal 4, Filmhuis Den Haag
After the screening Arabist Laila al-Zwaini will talk to activist Ensaf Haidar.
'Be brave, be bold. History is never made by the faint-hearted,’ says a Saudi women’s rights activist to her audience in an Arab Gulf state. These words summarize the Saudi girl power displayed in the documentary Saudi Arabia: A Wind of Change. One of the voices in the documentary is that of Ensaf Haidar, wife-turned-activist of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.Read more.Laila al-Zwaini is a Dutch-Iraqi arabist and jurist, specializing in classical and modern shari`a, tribalism, legal pluralism, intellectual and social movements, and human/women’s rights in the Muslim world. She works as an independent scholar, trainer, and advisor to international organizations, governments, and institutions, and participates in public debates, the media, and policy development on Islam and secularism, religious authority, shari`a and rule of law, non-state justice, and Muslim women’s empowerment.