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AsiaLENS - Playing with Fire: Women Actors of Afghanistan

Event Type
Film Screening
asia, documentary, film
Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS)/Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Spurlock Museum
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Mar 14, 2017   7:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

CEAPS Events Calendar: AsiaLENS - Playing with Fire: Women Actors of AfghanistanBanned under Taliban rule (1994-2001), Afghan theater is experiencing a comeback with many women at the forefront. Filmmaker Anneta Papathanassiou exposes pervasive erosions of Afghan women’s rights. Her timely, eye-opening documentary perfectly captures art’s transformative power and the dangers these courageous women face to do the work they love. (2014, Anneta Papathanassiou, 58 min)


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