Bozar: ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha – Sahraa Karimi’

(Past event)

March 8, 2022 at 7pm


“This screening takes place in the framework of International Women’s Day and the VUB Gender Week.

​​​​​​​On 7 March you can follow an online talk about film, gender and politics in Afghanistan with director Sahraa Karimi.


Screening and panel discussion on artistic practice as a platform for political change


Hava, Maryam, Ayeshe is the first independent Afghan film entirely shot in Kabul with director, actors, and actresses living in Afghanistan. Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Each of them has to solve her problem by herself for the first time.

Over the last decade, the film industry in Afghanistan has gained a lot of recognition. The contribution of female directors and staff has been essential to this development. On International Women’s Day film makers Sahraa Karimi, Vida Dena, Rand Abou Fakher and film programmer Mahdieh Fahimi will talk about the importance of women’s participation.

Sahraa Karimi is an Afghan film director who has obtained a PhD in cinema and was the first woman to lead the national Afghan Film Organization. In reaction to the recent developments in Afghanistan following the coup of the Taliban, Karimi fights to protect the rights of Afghan filmmakers and other artists from Taliban oppression and violence, specifically from a female perspective.”​​​​​​​


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