And Still I Sing

  • a woman singinga woman singing
  • two women talking and laughingtwo women talking and laughing

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Oct 21 6:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 22 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 22 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 23 11:00 AM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 23 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Oct 24 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Oct 25 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Oct 26 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 29 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:90
Copyright:2022
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Fazila Amiri

Description

2022 Fearless Award - Doc Edge Festival

Afghan Star—Afghanistan's answer to American Idol—is a raging success, capturing the hearts of millions of viewers. And for 13 straight seasons, only men have won it. Set amidst peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban, this powerful doc follows Afghan Star contestants Zahra and Sadiqa as they compete in the final episodes of the 14th season. With the help of their mentor, controversial pop star and activist Aryana Sayeed, they’re determined to win the show and become national singing sensations—but their lives are turned upside down when the Taliban return to power, reversing 20 years of progress for women’s rights in the blink of an eye. And Still I Sing is a captivating portrait of three women fighting for a better future and a chilling reminder of the fragility of human rights under totalitarianism.

Aryana Sayeed headshot

Our screening on Friday, October 21 at 6pm will feature a live, post-screening Q&A with director Fazila Amiri and film subject pop star and activist Aryana Sayeed. Moderated by Mariam Zaidi.

In Dari with English subtitles.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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