jueves, 17 de marzo de 2011

Fashioning Faith - Yasmin Moll

Fashioning Faith: a documentary by Yasmin Moll from Yasmin Moll on Vimeo.



Log Line:
At the intersections of faith and fashion, designers explore what it means to be young, female and Muslim in today’s America.

Synopsis:
Muslim clothing designers in New York City struggle to combine high fashion with a high sense of piety. Their designs aim to stay true to Islamic principles of feminine modesty while attempting to break into a fashion scene marked more by exposed shoulders than covered hair. In the process these young women designers are redefining what it means to be a modern Muslim in contemporary America.

La Directora:

Yasmin Moll is a student in socio-cultural anthropology as well as the culture and media program. Her main research interests relate to the intersections of neo-liberal globalization, transnational media, and religion and nationhood in Egypt. Her side interests include Muslim-American narratives of belonging and “Islamic feminism.” She has an MA in Near and Middle East Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the UK and a BSc in International Politics from Georgetown University. Yasmin is of Swiss-Egyptian heritage and grew up in the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Bahrain and Egypt.

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