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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 1, 2002

Faith Briefs

Monologues by Pakistani writer

Pakistani playwright Bina Sharif will perform monologues excerpted from three of her plays in a free public performance at 2 p.m. June 16 at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa.

One of the excerpts comes from her play "Afghan Women," which looks at the current state of affairs for women in Islam.

After the performance there will be a question-and-answer period on topics such as Muslim women, America and Islam, and the current world situation, with Sharif and two UH professors, Karim Khan (history) and Tamara Albertini (philosophy).

The performance will take place at the Ernst Laboratory Theatre. For more information: 956-3836 or outreach.hawaii.edu.

Being gay and Orthodox Jew

"Trembling Before G-d," a 2001 documentary directed by Sandi Simcha DuBowski about gay Orthodox Jews, begins a three-day run at the Academy of Arts Theatre on Monday.

Shot during five years in New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, San Francisco and Israel, the documentary won the Teddy Award for best documentary at the Berlin Film Festival.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Admission is $5. For more information, call 532-8768.