Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her

The Screening Room
120 Princess Street • Kingston, ON

Doors: 7:00PM | Show Starts: 8:15PM
All Ages / Licensed

Featuring: Erin Heidenreich

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Event type: All Ages / Licensed

GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER d. Erin Heidenreich/80min/Canada/Pakistan/Documentary Feature

“I want to tell girls fear is taught, but you are born free and brave. There’s no doubt the Taliban seek to school women in anxiety and obedience, forbidding women to take part in pastimes such as singing, dancing and sports. “I broke all the laws,” she adds, “God help me.” – Maria Toorpakai

Girl Unbound is both a suspenseful drama and intimate portrait of both the Taliban-occupied Waziristan and Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to her and her family from Islamic fundamentalists in order to represent Pakistan as an internationally competitive squash player.

In Waziristan, 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.

Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom.

 Community Sponsor: Queen’s University Department of Sociology

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The Screening Room
120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON


Part of: The 19th annual Reelout Queer Film Festival

February 1, 2018 - February 10, 2018

Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her

Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her will be at The Screening Room in Kingston, ON on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The doors open at 7:00PM, and the event will get underway around 8:15PM. Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her line-up includes Erin Heidenreich. The Screening Room is located at 120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON.

Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Tuesday, February 6, 2018 4:59 pm EST unless the event sells out earlier.