Afghanistan, Women’s Choice

Director: 
Hadja Lahbib
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Duration: 
52Min
Year of production: 
2008
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Schedule: 
Fri, 26/06/2009 (All day)
Synopsis: 

A comparative portrait of two strong Afghan personalities, as seen through the eyes and the daily life of two exceptional women: Habiba Sorabi and Aïcha Habibi. The first personifies emerging democratic power; the second, the autocratic power of the warlords in remote provinces. Together, they represent the current rite in Afghanistan, except that it has nothing to do with bearded men in turbans, but rather two women of power in a world of men. How did they impose themselves? How do they exercise their authority? Is their way of governing diff erent from that of men? How do their people perceive them? Are they moving for the liberation of women or merely perpetuating age-old inequalities? 

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