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28-11-2017, 15:37
The documentary Girl Unbound by first-time feature director Erin Heidenreich follows the life of squash player Maria Toorpakai, as she defies the Taliban to pursue her athletic career in her native Pakistan.
The film is followed by an after talk moderated by Isjed Hussain.

Girl Unbound
United States 80min, 2016
Language: English, Pashtu, Urdu /Subtitles: English
Documentary

In Waziristan, “one of the most dangerous places on earth”, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban by disguising as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her family. Undeterred, they continue to fight for freedom.

Waziristan is “een van de gevaarlijkste plekken ter wereld”. Maria Toorpakai biedt weerstand aan de Taliban door zich als jongen te vermommen om te mogen sporten. Haar bedrog blijft niet onopgemerkt en na haar ontmaskering ontvangt haar familie doodsbedreigingen. Ze blijven moedig vechten voor vrijheid.

https://www.iqmf.nl/program/girl-unbound-after-talk

About the modertator Isjed Hussain:
Isjed Ijaz Hussain is a Dutch Pakistani muslim and genderqueer. Isjed works as an activist and is the initiator of Veilige Haven Utrecht, Prisma Groep, Queer Welfare en the bicultural GSA-project: www.vhutrecht.nl en www.prismagroeputrecht.nl