Re: Beneath the Veil
Mon, 1 Oct 2001 12:09:13 -0700 (PDT)

A professor here at AU requested Beneath the Veil a few weeks ago so when
it was on this past weekend we taped it off-air. It's a Channel 4
production (BBC?) and the only copy in OCLC is at UC Santa Cruz acquired
from CNN. The program focuses on much of the same information gathered on
the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan website
( ) including footage of an execution of a women in the center
of a football field. I don't think it is commercially available yet.

Christopher Lewis
American University Library
Media Librarian

It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your
neighbour's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

Judie Porter
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10/01/01 01:17 PM
Please respond to

One more question:
We found Beyond the Veil in the Films for the Humanities catalog and the
title is 'Beyond the Veil: Are Iranian Women Rebelling." This is 22 minutes
long and interviews Islamic scholars. Is there another video called 'Beyond
the Veil: Afghan Women under Fundamentalism' also in Films for the
Humanities? I'm not finding that.
Are they the same and cover both countries??
Was the CNN video definitely Afghanistan? I didn't actually see
it, but
that's what I was told. Thank you for your help so far.
judith porter

At 09:21 AM 10/1/01 -0700, you wrote:
> Just a follow-up. I don't think the FFH documentary is the same one
>that aired on CNN. Beneath the Veil is 60 mins. in length. The FFH
>program may be good, I don't know. I think we're running out of adverbs
>to use with "the veil." Francis Poole
>On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Patrick Walsh wrote:
>> Dear Judith,
>> I'm not sure if this is the same program but the title is very similar
so I
>> thought I would post it. It's available from Films for the Humanities &
>> Sciences (pricing below.)
>> Behind the Veil: Afghan Women under Fundamentalism
>> For women living in Afghanistan under repressive Taliban rule, beatings,
>> rape, and enslavement are commonplace occurrences. This gripping program
>> describes the massive human rights abuses that have been escalating
>> the withdrawal of Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who
>> survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance--so far.
>> Resistance activities carried out by women's groups inside the country
>> also documented, as they fight for freedom and democracy. Some content
>> be objectionable. (26 minutes, color)
>> #EYA12113 Video: $129 Rental: $75
>> Patrick Walsh
>> Films for the Humanities & Sciences
>> 1-800-275-5126
>> ----------
>> >From: Judie Porter <>
>> >To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>> >Subject: Beneath the Veil
>> >Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2001, 7:25 AM
>> >
>> > Does anyone know if 'Beneath the Veil' is available for purchase? It
>> > broadcast several times on CNN this weekend.
>> > Judith Porter
>> > Portsmouth Schools, RI
>> >