Group of men with guns gesturing passionately at a rally.

The Takeover

(The Takeover)

The Taliban regime’s boast about equal rights for all Afghanis starkly contrasts with reality. Women in Kabul who battle for their right to an education and the ability to work are putting their lives on the line.

After the departure of US troops in August 2021, the radical Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. Despite promises of better tomorrows and a willingness to co-operate with the world, the strongly conservative and nationalist movement’s regime is harsh, chiefly as regards women. Education is banned for girls over the age of 11. Women have no access to jobs and must be fully veiled in public. Those who disagree play a very dangerous game. While Afghanistan becomes increasingly impoverished and human rights are systematically trampled on, official Taliban propaganda keeps blaring at full blast.

Světozor Cinema – Small Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Film block
TitleThe Takeover
Original TitleThe Takeover
Original LanguageDari, English, Pashtoo
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeShort documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginNorway, USA, Afghanistan
Length35 min.
Tags Dictatorships, Middle East
Director Anders Hammer

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