“In the middle of the street he shouted Talaq. I wasn´t even there and the decision was made”
Safia, a deeply religious Muslim woman from Bhopal in Central India, driven by her belief that because of the patriarchal mindset of the interpreters of ‘Sharia’, Muslim women are denied equality and justice in the community. She joins a program that trains women as Qazis, (Muslim clerics who interpret and administer the personal law), which is traditionally a male preserve.
In its four years journey, the film also documents the movement against triple talaq, muslim women’s struggles to break free of patronising voices within the community as well as resist forces outside from appropriating their movement to suit their own political agenda.
Women’s rights or Islamophobia?
– The Prizma, August 24 2020
Used to wonder if the Quran is really gender biased, says Farha Khatun on the quest that led to Holy Rights
– Interview, Cinestaan, May 16 2020