10 October, 2017
In the Taliban controlled area of Waziristan (Pakistan), where sports for women are decried as un-Islamic, and girls rarely leave their houses, young Maria Toorpakai defies the rules by disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. As she becomes a rising star, however, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family.
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by Cassandra Rosenthal
The film was followed by a panel discussion with:
Fernando Ponz Canto
Deputy Head of Division for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
European External Action Service (EEAS)
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