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Afghanistan : Girl Power! / ABC International.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2012.
Description1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Girl Power!
Contents Progressive Afghan TV (1:19) -- Afghan Soap Opera & Threat to Actresses (1:41) -- Status of Afghani Women (0:48) -- Crimes Against Women in National Spotlight (1:53) -- Woman-to-Woman Support & Abuse (0:47) -- Caring for Afghani Torture Victim & Climate of Abuse (3:14) -- Women's Rights Activists (1:40) -- Street Harassment of Afghani Women (0:52) -- Women-On-Women Crime & Self-Hatred (1:00) -- Street Harassment: Men's Excuses & Women's Consequences (1:46) -- One Man's Perspective: Progressive Women & Traditional Ideals (1:39) -- Female Subordination, Shame, & Fight to Survive (0:48) -- Women's Shelters (1:50) -- Female TV News Reporters (1:29) -- Challenges & Successes of Progressive Television (2:05) -- New Generation & Vision of Progress (2:37) -- Credits: Afghanistan: Girl Power! (0:42)
Abstract I think when you are born a woman in Afghanistan, says Kabul native Noorjahan Akbar, "you are taught every day to hate yourself." But, as this film illustrates, Akbar is in no danger of falling into that self-hatred trap. The youthful activist counsels victims of misogynist brutality and has helped establish Young Women for Change, an organization dedicated to improving the lives and human rights of Afghan women. The documentary also features a profile of Trudi-Ann Tierney, an Australian producer who creates shows for Kabul's Tolo TV network. Tierney's difficulties in promoting a progressive image of women, and even in ensuring the safety of female performers, echo the ongoing hurdles Afghanistan faces as a torn and violent nation.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2012.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number49269 Films Media Group

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