A film by Malek Shafi’i and Diana Saqeb (Afghanistan/2013/59:12).

In 2009, the Afghan Parliament approved Shia Family Law, which was then signed by President Karzai. The law severely restricted women’s freedom, making it illegal for them to exit the house without their husband’s consent or to resist their husband’s sexual demands. The Afghan women who protested the law and gathered in front of Afghanistan’s largest religious school where the law was written. The protests turned violent as the students of the school began humiliating the women protestors by beating, spitting, and labeling them as “Western followers. This film visits other provinces to learn about the concerns and challenges of educated Afghan women and their hopes and expectations from women's social movements.

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