The title of this urgent film refers to the thousands of women in Afghanistan suffering sexual abuse, often within the family and with virtual impunity. It tells the story of one woman’s battle to make her voice heard and demonstrates the power of action over fear.
Khatera suffered 18 years of abuse by her father and now has a sister/daughter and brother/son. This reticent but tenacious woman finally forces her father to stand trial, risking her family, freedom and personal safety to expose a justice system that incriminates the very women who seek protection.
‘I want to bring attention to a judicial system that often gives power to abusers and tell the story of the lonely lives of three women from three different generations, a grandmother, a daughter, and a granddaughter, all victimised in the hands of a man empowered by a patriarchal society’ - Sahra Mani, director, A Thousand Girls Like Me
A Thousand Girls Like Me will screen daily from Saturday, 6th October - please check back for more times and tickets.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.