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Afghan girl power

What Tomorrow Brings
Regissør: Beth Murphy
(USA)

If you want to run a girls' school in Afghanistan, you may need to check the water supply for poison every morning. Is it worth it?

Education for women is a sensitive issue in Afghanistan. It is common with attacks by rebels who oppose women being educated – but often the most fundamental challenges lie within the families of the girls in question and the community they are part of. It may seem pointless to try to find solutions to this predicament, but American documentary Beth Murphy's film What Tomorrow Brings tells something else. The film brings hope to what often appears as a hopeless struggle, and makes you realize that the real danger lies not in the struggle itself, but rather in the pity weariness we succumb to when we experience difficulties we do not perceive as our own.

It is precisely this wear and tear on the engagement director Murphy wants to do something about. The footage of What Tomorrow Brings stretched over a period of eight years, and does not report on daily life at the Zabuli Education Center, a school for girls in the Deh Sabz area. . .

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Bianca-Olivia Nita
Nita is a freelance journalist and critic for Ny Tid.

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