Girl Unbound + Short

Showing Sat 23 Sep only

Girl Unbound + Short
Erin Heidenreich
Country of origin and year
Pakistan/Canada 2016
80 minutes
Rated PG

English, Pashtu and Urdu with English subtitles

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Maria Toorpakai is a top-ranking squash player from the tribal area of Waziristan, Pakistan, who defiantly refuses to be held down by oppressive gender norms. In her home region, girls are forbidden to attend school, listen to music, or walk outside unescorted or uncovered. Yet not only did Maria become an international athlete, but her mother is the principal of a school for girls (which has been bombed three times), while her sister Ayesha is a member of the National Assembly, one of the youngest politicians in the country and the only female representative from Waziristan.

Girl Unbound provides fascinating insight not only into Maria's story, but also that of a remarkable family, buoyed by the equalitarian spirit of their fearless father.

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Join us after the film to explore women's empowerment in the world of sports and politics, as well as how to create gender-inclusive environments.


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