A Woman at the Helm: Layla Ibrahim Musa Embarks on a Journey of Survival

Filmmaker Anat Zuria's newest effort, 'The Lesson,' examines the story of an Egyptian-born Muslim woman whose life story is so dramatic that it's hard to believe reality concocted such a plot.

After an impressive documentary film trilogy − in which she dealt with the way Judaism relates to female sexuality ‏(“Purity”‏), binds women in an inegalitarian judicial system ‏(“Sentenced to Marriage”‏), and oppresses those who attempt to deviate from their assigned role in society ‏(“Black Bus”‏) − Anat Zuria has chalked up a new chapter in her filmography. In her latest work, “The Lesson,” she moves away...