Shamsul teaching Maria and Ayesha

Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her

SCREENINGS:

November 20 – Cine Itaú Augusta 3 – 8 pm

November 23 – CCSP – Sala Lima Barreto – 3:30 pm

 

COUNTRY: USA / Pakistan

YEAR: 2016

RUNNING TIME: 80′

DIRECTOR: Erin Heidenreich

CAST: Maria Toorpakai Wazir, Shamsul Qayum Wazir, Yasrab Nayab, Ayesha Gulalai, Taimur Khan, Babrak Khan, Sangeen Khan, Ilham Khan Wazir / CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mahera Omar, Nausheen Dadabhoy, Zeeshan Shafa, Talha Ahmed, Erin Heidenreich, Jerry Henry, Gareth Taylor, Matthias Schubert, Lee Seongyong, Jeff Chen, Zev Starr-Tambor, Adrian Scartascini / EDITING: Christina Burchard / PRODUCTION: Cassandra Sanford-Rosenthal, Jonathon Power / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Blackacre Entertainment, in association with Fork Films, Double Yellow Media

SYNOPSIS: In Waziristan, “one of the most dangerous places on Earth”, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban, disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family. Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom.

Outstanding Jury Mention Award at Outfest 2017, Best Documentary at Oslo Fusion IFF 2017.

ADVISORY RATING: 12 years

DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY:

2016 Rising Sons (short)

 

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