Life has become very difficult for the estimated 1,000 to 2,000 women wearing the full veil in France. Sociologist and documentary film maker Agnes de Féo wanted to give them a voice.
She got to know 100 such women and says their experiences of life under the ban are very different.
“I've met quite a number of women who have no problem with police. They can walk in front of policemen and they've never been arrested,” she told RFI. “On the contrary, you have some women they've been arrested four times, fined two or three times.”