The Veil Unveiled


2004 / 29 minutes

Directed by
Vanessa Langer
Country of production

In Yemen, the land of Queen Saba, a wide variety of veils can be found. In the capital Sana’a, the women, although at first sight appearing to all be wearing but black, distinguish themselves one from the other through this diversity. Each veil not only carries its own symbolism, but the variety of ways of wearing each becomes a form of expression. It becomes a game of what one hides and what one unveils. Approaching the veil from a fashion standpoint, this film offers a different perspective on this highly and debated topic.

Language and subtitles
English, French and Original Language with English Subtitles
Middle and Near East
Gender Role and Identity Material Culture Religion / Belief / Faith