After the Taliban's public promises of change, Ramita Navai powerfully exposes the reality of life for women under their rule.
In this documentary for ITV Exposure in the UK and PBS Frontline in the US, Navai secretly films in a jail where she discovers women being held by the Taliban without trial or charge, their fate often unknown to their families. She uncovers evidence of Taliban officials using violence to forcibly marry young girls and accompanies an underground network of female activists on dangerous missions to rescue women hunted by the Taliban. Navai also joins a women’s protest that is broken up by their security forces. Often made undercover, her film shows the regime’s control of women’s lives tightening, with many of the defiant voices in the film ultimately being arrested or fleeing abroad. The Wall Street Journal says the film, "...calls into question not just the legitimacy but the competence of the current Afghan regime."
May 8, 2022
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