Hijab

A documentary of 79 minutes, directed by Paulo Halm, released in 2013. The film follows six Brazilian women who chose the Muslim religion and recount why they converted and decided to use the Hijab, the Islamic veil. Hijab is the Arabic word that defines protection, cover – and is the term used to describe the garment worn by them.

The idea came from accidental meetings of the director with women who used the hijab in Rio de Janeiro. This presence has drawn attention in the city of high temperatures and beaches. With the exception of one girl whose family is of Palestinian origin, all women were converted by identification with the Muslim way of life and identification with the Koran.