This is the story of three Afghan women who take up the fight for their rights using music as a weapon. Pop star and activist Aryana Sayeed mentors two young, promising vocal talents - Zahra Elham and Sadiqa Madadgar. While both take part in the popular TV show ‘Afghan Star’, their life-situations become progressively more precarious as the Taliban strengthen their position.
Shortly after the film was shot, the Taliban seized back power in Afghanistan, and today the country has once again become a totalitarian society with little contact with the outside world. Now the three women live in exile in various places around the planet, but continue to fight for democracy and women's rights in their homeland. Through their music they are helping to give the Afghan people a stronger voice.
Film director Fazila Amiri has produced a warm documentary portrait, in which we get to know what it is like to be a woman in a country we rarely see from the inside. The screenings of this film are kindly supported by Fritt Ord.
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