No Woman

Yama Rauf | Afghanistan | 2015 | 3 mins

No Woman Synopsis

In fundamentalist Islamic countries, men determine the fate of women, who struggle to be heard and have a place of dignity in society. But behind the masks of authority and patriarchy, there are kind and simple men; it is time to remove the masks.

No Woman was an official selection of the 2016 WVN Online Film Festival and was the recipient of the Audience Choice award in the Experimental Film category.

About the Filmmaker

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.

More from the Filmmaker

“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.

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