Afghan Stories

These six films explore the lives of women in Afghanistan. At the time they were made, the stories revealed surprising improvements and opportunities for Afghan women following the fall of the Taliban.
We profile the extraordinary Habiba Sarabi, Afghanistan’s first female provincial governor, and we visit the Aschiana school for street children in Kabul, one of the handful of mixed schools in Afghanistan. And we spend a day at the Humera Beauty Salon, which gives a wonderful insight into the intimate world of Afghan women as they prepare for the wedding season.

Various lengths, Al Jazeera English, 2006

Ruhi Hamid

Executive Producer
Christopher Mitchell