Squash player Maria Toorpakai and her family hail from Waziristan, a Pakistani mountain region bordering Afghanistan where the Taliban and various clan leaders have great influence. Maria couldn't play squash when she was little because women in Waziristan are not allowed to play sports. To trick the Taliban, she dressed up as a boy when she was training. But the training was discovered when Maria was 16 years old, which led to the family starting to receive death threats. For the next three years she could not do her favorite sport, and mostly had to stay inside.
Not afraid. At the beginning of the film, we meet Maria in Canada. . .
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