Clothing and dress -- Religious aspects -- Islam  

The National Sports Illustrated's burkini cover: exploitation or representation?

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features supermodel Halima Aden wearing a burkini on the cover. The National's Pop Panel breaks down the complex values at play.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil

The niqab – a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women – became a flashpoint on Parliament Hill this year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was un-Canadian for a woman to wear the veil during her citizenship ceremony. But one Canadian woman watched this debate from a unique perspective – because she fought for the right to wear the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/13/2015

The National Beyond the Veil

Anna Maria Tremonti looks at the role of the veil and what lies beneath it in Iran. The traditional dress is being challenged by the young but never ignored. Western influence seeps into Iran.
  • 1996
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013