Last week, to mark International Women’s Day, Sara Azmeh Rasmussen, a Norwegian of Syrian origin burned her hijab in protest of the oppression of women in Islam.
This is a small but significant gesture by a small group of women. But as this short film reminds us, 30 years ago, many thousands of women were mobilised in revolt. But someone sold them out. Their revolution failed and millions of their sisters found themselves much worse off than before. Who was it? Who betrayed these women and delivered them into the cruel hands of the reactionary theocrats?