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"Girl Unbound" by Cassandra Rosenthal

Tuesday 10 October, 19:00 (Cinéma Galerie)

Runtime: 80'

unbound girl dvd coverIn the Taliban controlled area of Waziristan (Pakistan), where sports for women are decried as un-Islamic, and girls rarely leave their houses, young Maria Toorpakai defies the rules by disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. As she becomes a rising star, however, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family.

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Introduction by the Ambassador of Canada to the EU, Dan Costello.

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There will be a drinks reception after the screening, courtesy of the Mission of Canada to the European Union.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Neil Datta, Secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development;
  • Mary Wanjiku, Youth Activist from Nairobi;
  • Nadine Krysostan, Programme Coordination and Liaison Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA);
  • Moderated by Carlos Jimenez Renjifo, United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC).

The film is in English and has a run time of 1 hour and 20 minutes


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Due to the large number of no-shows, we kindly ask you to register only if you are able to attend our event.

Registration on the night starts at 18:30 - Doors close at 19:15.

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Girl Unbound - Trailer

To mark the International Day of the Girl Child, the United Nations, the Mission of Canada to the European Union, and the European Week of Action for Girls present 'Girl Unbound'.

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