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Girl Unbound

“Girl Unbound” by Cassandra Rosenthal

Tuesday 10 October, 19:00 (Cinéma Galerie)

Runtime: 80′

In 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.

For more information: http://www.girlunbound.com/

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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