BU screens 'Voices Unveiled'

For immediate release: Sept. 2 2011

BLOOMSBURG — The film, "Voices Unveiled: Turkish Women Who Dare," will be screened Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Bloomsburg University course, Gender in the Middle East.

The screening is open to the public free of charge in Old Science Hall, room G20.

The film follows three women living in Turkey where they pursue lives and careers of their own, often in opposition to traditional gender stereotyping. "Voices Unveiled" punctuates this topic with insights from other Turks and lively discussions that include intergenerational debates over veiling.

"Voices Unveiled" is part of a series to be shown in association with the Gender in the Middle East course. After each screening, students will choose subsequent films from nations including Yemen, Egypt, Iran, Israel and Palestine.

All documentaries were purchased with the help of a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center grant, College of Liberal Arts Academic Enhancement Funds and the history department.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.