Mightier Than the Sword

Mightier Than the Sword

Release date:

2017

Running time:

46:30

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Available on DVD

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No

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Mightier Than the Sword follows female journalists and filmmakers in Afghanistan who are working to have an impact on gender perceptions and gender equality. Since the fall of the Taliban, a significant advance has been women working in media as reporters, directors, producers and authors. Through documentary film, television, newspapers, radio, and even live concerts, their contributions inform Afghan women’s social, economic and political realities.

With its focus on three young women who are using the media to navigate this precarious landscape towards gender equality, Mightier Than the Sword is a little-known success story in a nation deemed one of the most dangerous countries for women in the world.

Best Canadian Documentary, Female Eye Film Festival 2017; Award of Merit, IndieFEST Film Awards 2017.

 

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