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Passing the Rainbow
Year:  2008
Running Time:  71 minutes
Country:  Afghanistan/Germany
Language:  Dari
Genre:  Documentary
Cast:  Aiqela Rezaie, Roya Fahim, Anonyme Figur, Hamida Refah, Nursia Anjomodin, Zobaida Sahar
Showtime:   Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:20 AM
Director:  Sandra Schäfer & Elfe Brandenburger

Description:
  The film deals with performative strategies to undermine the rigid gender norms in Afghan society: on the level of cinematographic stagings, in political work and in everyday life. The protagonists of Passing the Rainbow include a teacher who is also an actress, a policewoman whose second job is working as an action film director, an activist of the organisation RAWA which advocates the radical separation of state and religion, a girls' theatre group in Kabul, and Malek_a who lives as a boy to earn a living for her family.

Passing the Rainbow is a film reflecting on gender relations and opening new areas of action in fiction. The film sheds light on the construction of representation, revealing interdependencies and contradictions between images, real living conditions and dreams and desires.

Language: Dari with English subtitles

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Screening With: Bamiyan

In Person: Sandra Schäfer

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