Female Genital Mutilation is seen through the eyes of a village girl, married & sent off to the UK where she finds an advocate & also discovers the practice is cultural, not at all advocated by Islam.
The story of the peacemaking attempt by St. Francis of Assisi & Sultan Al-Kamil during the 5th Crusade is told via re-enactments & commentary by experts.
The horror of daily life under sharia law is shown in this African film set in the city of Timbuktu, one family especially suffering from its application.
In a Muslim country where women are not allowed to drive or move freely about a young girl sets her heart on buying a bicycle, forbidden to her sex. The obstacles which she has to overcome are formidable, but as a symbol of freedom, she will go to great lengths to obtain her dream despite the opposition of her mother and teachers who go along with their status as possessions of men.