Red Door Video presents
Cut From Different Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs (2005).
In this documentary, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo journalist Olga Shalygin travels to Afghanistan with her 27-year-old stepdaughter, Serena, to glimpse behind the walls separating men and women in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Serena moves in with a progressive family in Mazar-e-Sharif, and befriends their oldest daughter, Hasina, also 27, who works as a doctor. Friends call Hasina “the closest thing Aghanistan has to a radical feminist.” Together, the three women set out to understand what it means to be a woman in today’s Afghan society, interviewing child brides, women in prison and women leaders. The film has aired on PBS stations across the United States as well as numerous universities.
Producer/Director: Cliff Orloff and Olga Shalygin
Editor/Writer: Erika Trautman