The Resource No burqas behind bars

No burqas behind bars

Label
No burqas behind bars
Title
No burqas behind bars
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
Takhar Prison. 40 women. 34 children. Four cells. No burqas. A feature-length cinematographic documentary that takes viewers inside one of the worlds most restricted environments: an Afghan womens prison. Through the prisoners own stories we explore how moral crimes are used to control women in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Women are normally faceless in Afghanistan. Outside the home burqas cover them from head to toe. The all-encompassing burqa completely mask their identity, rendering Afghan women invisible. And voiceless. Except when they are in prison, here they have nothing left to lose. Sima, married at ten, with five children by the time she was 20 years old, is locked away together with her children for 15 years. Her "crime"? Fleeing from an abusive husband, who had already murdered one of his other wives and their child. These women all carry stories that are testament to the inner strength and dignity of the human being when she faces obscene living conditions
Cataloging source
NSCL
Credits note
Nima Sarvestani, director ; Steven Seidenberg, producer
Dewey number
364.374
Intended audience
Exempt from classification
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sarvestani, Nima,
  • Seidenberg, Steven,
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  • Women
  • Women prisoners
Label
No burqas behind bars
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from disc label
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
39897205
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (Approx. 77 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Other physical details
sound, colour
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39897205
  • (Sirsi) 39897205
  • (Sirsi) 39897205
System details
DVD ; Region All
Label
No burqas behind bars
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from disc label
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
39897205
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (Approx. 77 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Other physical details
sound, colour
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39897205
  • (Sirsi) 39897205
  • (Sirsi) 39897205
System details
DVD ; Region All

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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