Marie Michael Library

Title

Playing with Fire

Length

58 min.

File No

919

Format

DVD

Description

In Afghanistan, women deciding to be actors make a dangerous choice. Banned under Taliban rule (1994-2001), Afghan theatre is experiencing a comeback. Overshadowed by Islamic fundamentalism, a resurgent Taliban, and patriarchal traditions, actresses often face harsh criticism and sometimes viewed as prostitutes. Pressured to abandon their careers, they receive beatings and death threats.  Some are forced to flee the country and some are even killed.

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