I first met Brishkay Ahmed at the media day of the 2012 DOXA Documentary Film Festival. I really admired her courage to go and film a film about the history of the burqa in Afghanistan. Brishkay and I have been loosely in contact with each other since then and I was very happy to see her film will get an encore screening at WIFTV’s 15th anniversary retrospective on January 18, 2015. I hope to see some of you there. Here’s my conversation with Brishkay on behalf of Women in Film.
Afghan-Canadian director Brishkay Ahmed‘s daring tale of the origin and future of the burqa, a garment tied to the image of Afghanistan, was one of 17 films handpicked to celebrate the creativity of BC women filmmakers in a matinee retrospective on January 17 and 18.
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