Thursday, July 23, 2009

Afghan Star, the Documentary

Head coverings should be worn by choice. That's what I'm saying.

But in some parts of the world, a simple choice viewed as wisdom in dressing modestly according to tradition and religious understanding has become a compulsion and an order, giving some credence to the idea that all headscarves are somehow oppressive. In Afghanistan, a country torn by war and tradition and different interpretations of religious duty, a pop-star television show apparently made big news. In one part of the phenomenon, one of three women who competed on the show had her head scarf fall off during her performance, making her a criminal target to certain parts of the country's population, even while she was becoming a champion for other parts of society there.

Watch the trailer on YouTube HERE, or visit the official website HERE.
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