AsiaLENS: AEMS Documentary Film and Discussion Series at the Spurlock: Playing With Fire: Women Actors of Afghanistan
- Event Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
- Cost: Free Admission
Playing With Fire: Women Actors of Afghanistan
Directed by Anneta Papathanassiou
2014 / 58 minutes / Afghanistan
Introduction and post screening discussion TBA.
Banned under Taliban rule (1994–2001), Afghan theater is experiencing a comeback with many women at the forefront. Filmmaker Anneta Papathanassiou exposes pervasive erosions of Afghan women’s rights. Her timely, eye-opening documentary perfectly captures art’s transformative power and the dangers these courageous women face to do the work they love.