A Screening and Conversation with Faiza Ambah
New America

Faiza Ambah is a Saudi filmmaker and the writer and director of Mariam, a medium length film about a veiled Muslim teenager in 2004 France who must choose between removing her hijab or getting expelled from school where a law is passed prohibiting religious symbols in public schools. The film is the winner of the Special Jury Prize for its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2015.


Katherine Zoepf
Senior Fellow, Better Life Lab, New America
Author, Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World

Faiza Ambah
Director and Writer, Mariam