In addition to introducing the political and ideological controversy about veiling, Transparency investigates the more personal reasons and feelings of women toward this issue. The film depicts social and psychological impacts of veiling (and unveiling) through telling the stories of different Muslim women who live in the U.S. One story involves Merve Kavakci, a member of the Turkish parliament who left her country after she was not allowed to practice her role as a PM because she wears a headscarf.


Osama Al-Zain -- 30' (USA: 2002)