A film by Yama Rauf (Afghanistan/2015/3:00)
"No Woman" reflects the lives of women in fundamental Islamic countries, where men determine the fate of women. When women give their opinions, they are often told to be quiet and disappear. Women struggle to be heard and have a place of dignity in society. Behind the mask of authority and patriarchy is a nice and simple man. Men should remove their masks.
About Yama Rauf
Yama Rauf is from Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan. He is an editor, writer, voice actor, and director known for "Polwan" (2013) and "No Woman" (2015). His films have earned attention from national and international film festivals around the world. He made this film to show how women are left out of society.
"No Woman" was my debut as a non-documentary film director. It has been recognized in Afghanistan, Australia, Romania, Canada, Italy, Russia, and Iran. It will be part of the "Fresh Legs" exhibition at Galleri Heike Arndt DK in Berlin, Germany (2016). Yama has showcased his film at the Danish Film Institute as part of a talk on women's rights and film in Afghanistan.