VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND (film – San Francisco)

MadCat Women’s International Film Festival co-presents
VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND

12:00 noon, Sunday, November 18th, Roxie Theater, San Francisco
Admission: $9
Director: Meena Nanji
Country: USA (2006)
Running Time: 80 min, Color / B&W, DV
English, Dari, Pashto with English subtitles

Three remarkable Afghan refugee women (a doctor, a teacher and a women’s rights activist), consider the effects of the past 30 years of Afghan. Since 2001, international media interest in Afghani women living under the Taliban has fallen, and with it, public knowledge of the current situation they face. What are their lives like now? Have they gained any real rights or do they still live in fear and repression?

Shot over a three-year period in the sprawling refugee camps of north-western Pakistan and in the war-torn city of Kabul, this film also highlights the work of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), a group that was often the only witness of that country’s brutality against women.

Introduced by Prof. Angana Chatterji, California Insitute of Integral Studies. There will be a discussion following the film.

MadCat Women’s International Film Festival
575 Pierce St., #606
San Francisco, CA 94117

P. 415 436-9523
E. info@madcatfilmfestival.org
W. www.madcatfilmfestival.org

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