Cineculture Club Screening: The War to be Her
Join us in North Hall 150 for a screening of this month's film and then discussion afterward. You can also join the discussion on our Facebook Group.
This month's film: The War to be Her (2016)
To be born female in South Waziristan, a tribal area of Pakistan on the Afghan border that’s dominated by the Taliban, is inherently challenging. It is even more so for Maria Toorpakai, born female, but with the instincts and temperament of a boy, to a father so notoriously permissive that he was once confined to a mental hospital for believing his wife and daughters should be educated. Toorpakai further inflamed Taliban sensibilities by pursuing competitive squash in international competitions and, even worse, by becoming famous.