Malalai, Policewoman of Kandahar - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights

9781463106218: Malalai, Policewoman of Kandahar - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights

In the dangerous, male-oriented world of Kandahar, home to drug smugglers and terrorists, a policewoman, Malalai Kakar is blazing the way for women. Unhindered by her heavy burka, this mother of six is chasing wife-beaters, murderers and thieves across Afghanistan.

The film follows her as she investigates a local murder. Quizzing the local inhabitants and searching every house for clues, she carries a gun which she is not afraid to brandish. "Anything men can do, I can do better," she asserts proudly. Although she receives frequent death threats from fundamentalists who abhor the idea of a female cop, she refuses to be cowed. "I am not afraid. I must pursue my duty."

As well as fighting murderers and drug dealers, Malalai is in charge of all cases involving abuse and divorce. She secures a divorce for a battered young woman with an abusive husband. When a tearful thirteen -year old -girl reports that her father, a pimp, makes her procure women for his business, an enraged Malalai imprisons him after finding heroin in his house.

Under her tough exterior, she remains a mother, a daughter and a wife. This observational documentary will subvert the stereotypes of women in the Muslim world.

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