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    • mara
    • 01.08.13 | 20:45 (IDT)

    It's about women in Saudi society, and the only difference I could see between the haredi and Saudi view of women is that the Saudis could take another wife if the first had no sons. Otherwise, identical. In some ways the Saudis were more liberal, since their women could study the Koran in segregated yeshivas. The woman who made the film lives in Bahrain with her American husband, and the only way she could direct it in Riyadh was by walkie talkie from within a closed van.

    from the article: London girl in the eye of an Israeli bus gender segregation storm
    First published 19:06 01.08.13 | Last updated 19:06 01.08.13
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