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Blue Ghosts : Women's Rights in Afghanistan / Deriva Films.

Other author/creatorDeriva Films.
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, [2013], ©2011.
Description1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Women's Rights in Afghanistan
Contents Differing Perspectives on Women (2:15) -- Women's Rights as War Justification (2:04) -- Dangers for Women in Afghanistan (3:05) -- Source of Social Change (3:48) -- Women and Afghan Hospitals (1:59) -- Filmmaker (2:41) -- Women in Art (2:11) -- Women in Government (2:22) -- State of Afghan Women (0:54) -- Women in Politics (0:56) -- Informing Afghan Women (1:16) -- Violence Against Women (2:09) -- Women Abused (2:48) -- Forced Marriage (2:09) -- Authorities Side with Abusers (2:54) -- Sharia Law (3:07) -- Koran and Women (2:02) -- Divorce (0:50) -- Self-Immolation (4:05) -- Women's Commercial Activity (2:26) -- Reconstruction Money (4:08) -- Failure to Improve Lives (1:16) -- Credits: Blue Ghosts: Women's Rights in Afghanistan (2:36)
Abstract After the September 11 attacks the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan, citing the liberation of the region's women as part of the justification for Operation Enduring Freedom. Five weeks later Laura Bush triumphantly stated that "because of our recent gains in Afghanistan, women are no longer imprisoned in their homes." But had anything really changed? As Suraya Pakzad, director of Afghan Voice of Women put it, "Village men will still trade a daughter for a dog." In this powerful program Pakzad discusses her country's ongoing struggle for women's rights. Viewers also hear from Western policy experts, and from male Afghan officials who deny that social, educational, and economic discrimination against the female half of their population remains a problem.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 07, 2013.
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 8-12.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Deriva Films, 2011.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number53631 Films Media Group

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