Directed by Carol Dysinger and produced by Elena Andreicheva, this is the story of young girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods learning to read, write and skateboard in the war-torn city of Kabul. In this region, women and girls are not allowed to participate in any sporting activities. This film is a departure from the norm where women and girls are socialized to be passive members of the society. According to the producer, the movie’s girls are an immense inspiration to other girls in such regions. They teach the girls courage, and how to have a voice in matters that affect them. Girls are portrayed by the movie as aggressive and focused on their dreams. This story has sparked discussion globally about the level of discrimination of women in the society and unequal access to resources. In some regions, girls and women are suppressed and have little access to education and other social capital resources… Read more
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