Join Alex Crawford for a cinema screening of her Sky News documentary Women at War: Afghanistan

Alex will be joined by Index on Censorship Editor-at-Large Martin Bright and Zehra Zaidi and Zahra Joya, two of the most prominent voices in Afghan women’s rights



Join Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford for an exclusive event at the Everyman cinema in Borough on April 13th in partnership with AnotherWay Now, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to shining a light on human rights issues worldwide.

The event includes a special screening of Sky News documentary Women at War: Afghanistan, followed by a Q&A with Alex, one of the world’s most respected front-line reporters and a host of special guests that will give attendees a deeper understanding of the challenges caused by persecution from the Taliban and abandonment by the West.

Also on the panel will be Zehra Zaidi and Zahra Joya, two of the most prominent voices in Afghan women’s rights.

Lawyer and campaigner, Zehra Zaidi co-founded Action for Afghanistan, an advocacy organisation based in the UK. Before fleeing the country, Zahra Joya founded Rukhshana Media, a news agency reporting on life for women and girls in Afghanistan. She continues to run the agency from exile, publishing the reporting of her team of female journalists across Afghanistan, and was recognised as one of Time’s women of the year in 2022.

The panel will be moderated by Martin Bright – Editor-at-Large for free-expression magazine Index on Censorship. Martin has worked for over 20 years in journalism, alongside working in politics, academia, film, radio and TV. A story Martin broke for the Observer in 2003, became the storyline of ‘Official Secrets’ a major film starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, which explores the challenge to democracy in the build-up to the Iraq War.

Women at War: Afghanistan documentary

The documentary delves into the ongoing struggle for women’s rights under one of the world’s most oppressive regimes and highlights the extraordinary courage and resilience of women’s resistance groups fighting to maintain their basic human rights, freedom, and identity.

The film takes you on a journey through the secret safe houses of those brave enough to demonstrate on the streets, to the illegal schools where women and young girls risk everything just to learn to read and write.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness these powerful stories and learn from the experts and survivors who bring them to light.

Tickets available via Eventbrite

Attendees are asked to pay what they can, with all proceeds going directly to AnotherWay Now.

Source SKY

April 7, 2023 4:00am ET by SKY  

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