In July 2012, The Light In Her Eyes subject Enas gave POV an update on her life since the start of the Syrian uprising.
Houda al-Habash, a conservative woman preacher in Damascus, Syria, calls girls to the practice of Islam, teaching them that pursuing their ambitions is a way of worshipping God.
A young girl in Syria dreams of becoming a pediatrician, but education beyond high school is in opposition to the customs of her family.
After receiving degrees in English literature, Arabic studies and psychology, Hind Tabab decided to become an English teacher at a public school in Syria.
Dr. Iman Al-Jabi, a dentist in Syria, lives a pious Muslim life, obeying religious laws while shrugging off the typical gender roles assigned to women by cultural norms.
A Syrian student recites a sura from the Qur'an and explains her decision to wear hijab.
A woman recites a memorized passage from the Qur'an.
The filmmakers of 'The Light In Her Eyes' talk about their portrait of a leader, filmed before the start of the Syrian uprising, who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams.
A group of Syrian women explain that the biggest challenges for women in the Muslim world stem not from conservative religious behaviors but from the cultural norms advocated by conservative male clerics.
Houda al-Habash explains the reasons and significance of wearing the hijab to her students, even though she doesn't require it of them.
Houda al-Habash and her daughter Enas explain that there is nothing in Islam preventing women from getting an education.
Four young Muslim women discuss marriage and education goals while over a lunch in Syria.
Houda al-Habash encourages her students to never give up the right to choose their own paths in life.