A film by Yama Rauf (Afghanistan/2015/3:00)
"No Woman" reflects the life story of women in fundamental Islamic countries where men determine the fate of women. When there is a decision to make and women give their opinions, they are often told, "NO." The film shows how women struggle and face danger in the fight for independence. Behind the "bad guy" mask is a nice and simple man. We need men to take off their masks and be their vulnerable selves, like you and me.
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.