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Behind the veil : Afghan women under fundamentalism

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Summary:This gripping program, filmed during the Taliban's regime, describes the massive human rights abuses that escalated after the withdrawal of Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance. Resistance activities carried out by women's groups inside the country are also documented, as they fought for freedom and democracy.
Contributor:Lobo, Ricardo
Sydenham, Jojo
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Geographical subject – Country:Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Topical subjects:Women -- Afghanistan
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Afghanistan
Women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions
Islamic fundamentalism -- Afghanistan
Genre:Documentary films
Credits:Director/producer, Ricardo Lobo. Narration, Jojo Sydenham.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Women's Studies
Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Women's Studies
Gender Studies
Civil Rights, Discrimination
Government, Law, Politics
Middle East Studies
Religion, Philosophy
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