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UK, 1969 (MIFF 2007, Magnum In Motion)

Director: Eve Arnold


As the title suggests, Eve Arnold offers a rare glimpse into the world of the harem in Behind the Veil. We witness the rituals of a young Sheikha as she prepares for marriage into the ruling family of Dubai, beginning with traditional exclusion but ending with the bride facing a much more open life than that of previous generations.

Check out the Talking Picture Session - Pictures in Motion

D/S Eve Arnold WS The New York Public Library TD betaSP/1969/50mins

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