[nyfoil-l] Afghan Women: A History of Struggle Screening + Convo : WED 2/28 7pm

Prerana Reddy preranar at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 26 10:23:54 CST 2007


Screening + Discussion
Afghan Women: A History of Struggle
Directed by: Kathleen Foster
Location: DCTV 87 Lafayette (2 blocks south of Canal)
Wednesday, Feb 28th, 7pm
Advance Tix $10 : http://alwanforthearts.org/filmfestival/names/view/36
As part of the New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
Co-presented with Breakthrough

Join us for a Sneak Preview of this exciting Work in Progress!
 
²At last, a concise, well-made documentary chronicling the history of
women¹s struggle for their rights in Afghanistan. Excellent historic footage
of pre-Taliban and Soviet era Afghanistan. Filmmaker Kathleen Foster (Point
of Attack) casts her journalistic eye to provide insight and a holistic view
of the history of the Afghan women¹s movement.²

Kathleen Foster¹s latest film documents the tumultuous history of continuous
change within the political landscape of Afghanistan over the past several
decades, with a specific focus on each turnover¹s impact on Afghan women¹s
rights.  The starting point for Foster¹s look is the creation of the Afghan
Women's Bill of Rights that was drafted, signed, and presented to President
Hamid Karzai by women leaders from every region of Afghanistan during the
third annual conference of Women for Afghan Women (WAW) in 2003 in Kandahar,
Afghanistan, in partnership with Afghans for Civil Society and the Afghan
Women¹s Network.
 
Following the film will be a panel discussion with Director Kathleen Foster,
Esther Hyneman (Acting Director of Women for Afghan Women), and Fahima
Vorgetts (Director of the Afghan Women¹s Fund and a subject in the film).
The panel will be moderated by Tami Alpert, co-producer/co-director of the
DCTV documentary "Afghanistan: From Ground Zero to Ground Zero" (2001).




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