Thursday, April 7, 2011
Afghan Women Behind the Wheel
Is traditional male-dominated Afghan society prepared for women drivers?
Director Sahraa Karimi follows several women as they seek to secure a drivers license. In the process, much is revealed about the challenges women face, but you will be surprised to see how many complete the course and become taxi-drivers.
It is a moving story about life in a changing Afghanistan…
It is also an antidote to the notion (put forward by Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George Bush) that securing women’s rights were one goal of the US-UK invasion in 2001. Through film, we witness changes taking place in Afghanistan, changes that reflect the work of so many courageous Afghan woman and their allies – sometimes they are fathers, husbands and sons.
Foreign military intervention will not help and only makes matters worse.
Check out the trailer:
They also have a nice gallery.