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Tuesday, October 23 • 4:30pm - 6:45pm
Film Festival Screening: A Thousand Girls like Me

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76 mins. 2018

Khatera is 23 and pregnant. Both this unborn child and her young daughter were conceived following sustained sexual abuse by her father.  Her fight to bring her father to justice exposes the lack of legal protection in a country where women rarely attempt to seek justice for themselves. The courts finally take notice of her case, after she tells her story on television, leading to a landmark conviction using DNA evidence. Yet this action turns her family and the community against her and she is forced into hiding. Her uncles believe only the death of Khatera and her children will end the shame on their family and exonerate their brother.

Post-show speakers:   Khatera was smuggled out of the country for her own safety and now lives in France with her fiance and her children. Both Khatera and Sahra Mani the film’s director and founder of Afghanistan Doc House are using the film to support women who are forced to keep silent about violations against them. The post show discussion will bring Khatera and Mani together with other women’s rights activists (to be announced) to share experiences and discuss the power of the film as an inspiring and urgent advocacy tool for women’s rights and human rights activists

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Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:45pm CEST
Auditorium 15