Ascending Afghanistan: Women Rising
Showing in: Wanaka
Wanaka Session 2 Saturday June 29
Wanaka 11:00am to 3:00pm
50 mins, Director: Erik Osterholm, Afghanistan, NZ premiere, subtitles. SOME SCENES MAY OFFEND. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.
Follow a group of 16 to19-year-old Afghan girls as they try to become the first female Afghan mountaineering team. It is a powerful and eye opening story of a group of girls as they try to re-represent what it means to be a woman in an extremely restrictive culture. It’s both beautiful and uplifting as well as sad and dis-heartening… it is a window into life in Afghanistan. Warning – This film contains graphic content.