Afghan Girls Can Kick (2008)

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Afghan Girls Can Kick (2008)

An intimate fly-on-the-wall documentary portrait of teenage girls breaking the stereotypes set for them by intensely conservative Afghan society, in some cases escaping grinding poverty, gaining self-esteem and confidence as players in Afghanistan's first ever women's national football team. The film follows the team during preparations for their first competitive international matches, concentrating on a number of the players and their journey from growing up under the Taliban, to their life in modern-day Afghanistan and their hopes for the future. As a child, Roya had to collect waste paper off the filthy, dusty streets of Kabul's slums in order to find fuel for her family. Found by an Afghan charity helping street children, she received an education and found she had a talent for football. She now plays centre-forward for the national women's team, but also works teaching and training other children who are still forced to work on the streets to help their families. Other members ...
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Creators
Director Bahareh Hosseini
Writer Bahareh Hosseini
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Release Date2008-11-21
Runtime50mins
GenreDocumentary
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
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CountryUK
LanguageDari
Shamila Kohestani
Shamila Kohestani
Afghan women national football team's captain
Roya Noori
Roya Noori
Afghan women national football team's centre-forward player
Homa Saboor
Homa Saboor
Social worker
Saboor Walizada
Saboor Walizada
Afghan women national football team's coach
Zarafshan
Zarafshan
Afghan women national football team's substitute