Freedom center brings film to library
In southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats — all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, even to defend themselves. Recognizing this fundamental inequity, a group of women in 2004 established a women's Jamaat, which soon became a network of 12,000 members spread over 12 districts. Award-winning filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj follows several cases, shining a light on how the women's Jamaat has acquired power through both communal education and the leaders' persistent, tenacious and compassionate investigation of the crimes.
"Invoking Justice" is the last in a series of films by and about women, sponsored by the Women's Freedom Center running the second Wednesday of each month, September 2017 through February 2018 at Rockingham Library.
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