MUSTANG was released in 2015 to much critical acclaim, and box office success. Director, Deniz Gamze Ergüven was born in Turkey, but lived with her diplomat family in Paris, for most of her life. Having a one foot in repressive Turkish culture and the other in liberal French culture her film spotlights the difficulties of being a woman in the repressive rural Islamic culture, far from cosmopolitan Istanbul. The story of four orphaned teenage sisters guided by their grandmother through (...)
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An activist from the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) holds a cutout of a picture of Farkhunda, a young woman who was killed by a mob, during a protest against a court’s recent decision over her case in Kabul July 6, 2015.
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