The Face of Liberation
I thought the video shown in class about the portrayal of middle eastern women was thought provoking and made a great point. Being from a fairly conservative family in the suburbs, I had always been told that all middle eastern women are so oppressed by their religion and culture, which is obvious due to the way they all dress. When the point was made comparing western women being oppressed by the media to middle eastern women being oppressed due to their clothing, I was immediately thrown into deep thought about what I considered oppression. Like many other women, I thought that liberation went hand in hand with having the right to do what I want with my life and body. I had thought that hiding my body would be oppression, never my choice to be modest. After seeing that video, I have realized that being modest is not oppression but a female's choice.
Great job on your film Saly!