||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)
||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.
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
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|Publisher number||49269 Films Media Group|