Cut From Different Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs

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Cut From Different Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs
Release Date: 
2005
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Running Time: 
57 min
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"In 2005 filmmakers Cliff Orloff and Olga Shalygin returned to Afghanistan's northern city of Mazar-I-Sharif for the third time since the fall of the Taliban in 2002. Despite a growing network of Afghan friends and colleagues from their two prior visits, they had been restricted in their ability to meet freely with Afghan women. 

"Through Serena, a 27-year-old American woman, who is living with an Afghan family and their 27-year-old daughter Hasina, we are taken inside the walls that separate women from men. Serena becomes the eyes and ears of the filmmakers. Together, Serena, Hasina and Olga set out on a journey to learn what it means to be a woman in today's Afghanistan. As their journey progresses, Serena's desire to respect Afghan culture and tradition comes into conflict with her belief in universal rights for women. From interviewing child brides to women in prison, Serena comes to understand the risks Hasina and other Afghan women take to assert their rights."

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