Film Screening of “Afghan Women behind the wheel’ and Skype Q&A

By Emily Jones|February 21, 2017|Events, Film Screening|0 comments

Film Screening of “Afghan Women behind the wheel’ and Skype Q&A

Date: 24/02/2017, 5pm-8pm

SOAS, Senate House Building, Room S209 (2nd floor)

Nearest station: Russell Square

Join us for a virtual evening with a screening of “Afghan Women behind the Wheel” and a skype Q&A with the maker of film Dr Sahraa Karimi.

Dr Karimi is a young and brilliant filmmaker, art critic, collector of Afghan art and scholar, who has lived in Afghanistan, Iran and Slovenia. She has been on the jury of the international Fajr Festival in Tehran and has been part of numerous projects in the region and beyond.

The film is about the limited rights and options of women in a country that is not just poor and war-ravaged, but in which many men passionately believe women to be inferior. It explores the desire for freedom. To obtain a driving license is becoming a key factor towards personal freedom for Afghanwomen. However, is the Afghan society prepared for women behind the wheel?

This event will be ticketed and it will be first come first serve basis so please arrive early to secure a seat. We will be charging £3 for the entry at the door and all proceeds go towards charity. This event will be fundraising for a very specific individual. Here is her story!

In hope for Hamideh’s sight, she is currently just seeing shapes and dark colours, Hamideh Mohammadi is a young Hazara woman in her late twenties who lives with her four brothers in Tehran. Hamideh has been losing her vision since she is 18 years old and has developed a physical condition making walking very hard for her. She depends on her brothers care and is in need of a
proper diagnosis and perspectives for therapy. Hamideh has been to doctors in Iran but has had no chance of success. Finally a hospital in Berlin can help her. Therefore, this fundraiser will raise funds for her travel and healthcare.

If you have any questions about Hamideh’s story or how to donate please contact Paniz Musawi or get in touch with Amina Akbar

We hope to see you all there and lets be a part of this amazing cause.

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