Since the fall of the Taliban, Afghan women have entered the media as reporters, directors, writers and producers. Misogyny still prevails in Afghanistan, but all forms of media have given women the means to influence public affairs by disseminating information about women’s social, economic and political realities and by challenging conservative ways of thinking.
Mightier Than the Sword is a documentary about Afghan female journalists and filmmakers and their impact on gender equality. The film shows the West that, despite criticism of Canadian involvement in Afghanistan since 9/11, and deep regret over lives lost, the sacrifice has resulted in positive change. The steps towards a more equitable society may be small, but they are in the right direction. Admission to these forums is free and open to all adults.
This free event is co-sponsored by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learners Society.