Women’s Film Institute is proud to co-present Frameline’s FREE Encore screening and Q&A of the Frameline41 film, UNVEILED (formerly called GIRL UNBOUND), Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 PM at the Landmark Theatres Piedmont.
UNVEILED explores the Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan, where females are forbidden to attend school, listen to music, or walk outside unescorted or uncovered, and the idea of a female athlete is an anathema. As the living embodiment of that radical idea, Maria Toorpakai has been a target of Taliban death threats since the age of sixteen. But against all odds, she is the top-ranked female squash player in all of Pakistan. From the excitement of a high-stakes international squash tournament to the dangers of driving through Taliban-controlled territory, director Erin Heidenreich captures both the peril and the perseverance of an athlete who dares to defy those who seek to contain her.
Learn more about the screening and Q&A here: https://www.frameline.org/year-round/audience/calendar/unveiled-girl-unbound