Stories of Women in Kabul
Producer: Deutsche Welle Production
Director: Films Media Group
Length: 27 minutes
Black and White
The producers of this program were granted unlimited access to Kabul’s Baghe Zanana, or Garden of Women—perhaps the only public place in Afghanistan where men are not welcome. Here, women can gather, dance, and remove their burqas without fear of violence or alienation. In stark contrast, a women’s prison is also visited. The courageous figures who inhabit these settings—including a resident therapist who conducts support groups for the frightened and the traumatized, and a cafeteria employee struggling to improve her family’s living conditions—demonstrate how far Afghanistan must go to overcome its repressive and war-ravaged history.