Girl Unbound

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“made with courage under hostile conditions…the film celebrates the bravery of Maria and her no-less impressive family” The Hollywood Reporter

Maria Toorpakai is a top-raking squash player who defiantly refuses to be held down by oppressive gender norms. In her home region of Waziristan, girls are forbidden to attend school, listen to music, or walk outside unescorted. Yet Maria became an international athlete; her mother is the principal of a school for girls and her sister is the only female representative from Waziristan in Pakistan’s National Assembly.

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