The Voices of Displaced Afghan Women: Documentaries by Alka Sadat

Misiak, Anna (2014) The Voices of Displaced Afghan Women: Documentaries by Alka Sadat. In: World Documentary Conference 2014, 9-11 September 2014, Falmouth University.

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This paper examines documentaries made by Alka Sadat (born 1988), an award-winning director of several short films and the co-founder of Roya Film House in the Afghan city of Herat. Sadat has a reputation of a human rights activist, someone who offers a unique documentary voice from inside the war-torn country. Her work provides an outlook at those in Afghan society who are disempowered by their social, legal, cultural and economic status. Numerous of Sadat’s films show impoverished subjugated and physically abused women who in oppressive patriarchal settings find themselves in no-way-out situations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Film & TV
Depositing User: Anna
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 09:17
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2296

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