GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER

2016 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Erin Heidenreich; producer Cassandra Sanford-Rosenthal; subject Maria Toorpakai

US PREMIERE Maria Toorpakai Wazir has spent her young life defying expectations. At age 25, she is an internationally competitive squash player. But in her home country of Pakistan, she remains controversial. In her family’s region of Waziristan, women are forbidden by the Taliban from playing sports. In Girl Unbound, we follow Maria over several months as she represents Pakistan on the national team and carves her own identity, despite threats to her family.

This screening is co-presented by HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL

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Official Site: http://www.GirlUnbound.com
On Twitter: girlunboundfilm
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlUnboundFilm
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Director: Erin Heidenreich
Producer: Cassandra Sanford-Rosenthal, Jonathon Power
Cinematographer: 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
Editor: Christina Burchard
Music: Qasim Naqvi
Running Time: 80
Language: English, Pashto, Urdu
Country: USA
Year: 2016