No Burqas Behind Bars

Director: Maryam Ebrahimi, Nima Sarvestani
Sweden, 2013, 77’, Color, Persian with English and Turkish subtitles

Takhar Prison, four cells, 40 women, 34 children... Outside, women wearing burqas; behind bars, women without burqas... In these Afghan prisons, women live without any connection to the outside world, and face threat of death when they are released.

Via the testimony of imprisoned women, this documentary shows how “moral crimes” oppress women in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and offers a new perspective on women’s struggle to rewrite their life stories, stories which have been shaped by the most trying, challenging of conditions.

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Trailer

No Burqas Behind Bars

Symbols

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