Voices of Afghanistan Synopsis
In “Voices of Afghanistan”, four Afghan women work tirelessly to rebuild their country and, in doing so, seek to tear down the walls to women’s freedom that the Taliban’s rule put in place.
Voices of Afghanistan was an official selection of the 2011 WVN Online Film Festival.
About the Filmmaker
Heather Metcalfe is an expert in advocating for disadvantaged women and children. In June ’09 she spent three weeks in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, learning about the role of women in the country. She has since produced the short film, Voices of Afghanistan, and a book by the same title. She is a lawyer from New York Law School and has represented battered women and children in court.
In 2007, she founded the non-profit Artfully Unforgotten and has produced five multimedia events raising awareness for Rwandan orphans and Afghan women through film and art. Hundreds of people have attended the events and viewed the films through which funds have been raised funds for children’s education and women business owners.
Heather also serves as a Development Officer for Franciscans International, which has General Consultative Status at the UN and brings the voice of the disadvantaged to the highest level.