Playing With Fire: Women Actors Of Afghanistan
Greece | 2014 | 58 minutes | Color | DVD | Afghan (Dari), German) | Subtitled | Order No. 151147
"Playing with Fire shows how difficult it is to be an actress in Afghanistan, a country which disapproves of women on stage...The daring actresses in Afghanistan love their work so much they will do anything to be on stage."
"…an engaging documentary highlighting the work of fearless actresses in Afghanistan. The jury believes that this film will empower audiences. It will show us that both culture and women can change the world."
"The new documentary of Anneta Papathanassiou, is a courageous record of women’s lives.. [she]has perseverance and courage to make known something that is worthwhile."
"***…the courage of these women in the arts is deeply inspiring. Recommended."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Int’l Film Awards Berlin, Honorable Mention
- Chalkida Docfest, Honorable Mention
- Greek London Film Festival, Best Documentary
- Passion for Freedom Art Festival, London, Freedom Award Nomination
- International “Gold Panda” Awards for Documentary in China, Special Jury Award
- Ierapetra International Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary
- Thessaloniki Int’l Film Festival
- FEMINA – Int’l Women’s Festival Brazil
- South Asian Int’l Documentary Festival