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I Wasn't Always Dressed Like This

  • 31 mins
  • 88%
  • All Ages
  • United Kingdom FlagGBUnited Kingdom
  • 2013
  • Documentaries

The veil is an object that tends to instigate profound and diverse feelings. Its practice and meaning have been greatly abused throughout history. Within the context of the West the question one might ask: “In a free country, why are women choosing to veil?” In a very intimate and meditative mode, three Muslim women reflect around issues of cultural memory, identity, self-censorship, feminism, politics and media. By appreciating the personal and experiential quality of veiling, this documentary is able to articulate critically and reflexively while challenging its popular perception.