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Just a Piece of Cloth

Four Muslim American women find that their choice to wear or not wear the hijab (the Muslim headscarf or covering), has become a focal point for debate and education. Muslim women in the U.S. are subject to many stereotypes, including beliefs that they are oppressed, forced to cover their heads, and undereducated. The women in Just a Piece of Cloth challenge us to see the complex identities within any category of people and to witness the particular struggles faced by ordinary Muslim women in America.

Editor: Shirley Thompson

Director: Rosemary Henze

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