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Bacha Posh [electronic resource] : You Will Be a Boy, My Daughter / Java (Firm)
Alternate Title You Will Be a Boy, My Daughter
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012
Location Call Number Status
 Web  GN479.7 .B37 2012    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Gender identity
Sex (Psychology) -- Children
Girls -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions
Children -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions
Sex and law
Physical Description 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min.)) : sd., col
Note Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 10, 2012
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents Appearances Can be Misleading (4:13) -- Bacha Posh is a Taboo (1:03) -- Jack: 25 Year-Old Bacha Posh (2:17) -- The Street Belongs to Men (1:56) -- Shirking Traditional Roles (4:21) -- Playing the Brother (3:44) -- Returning to the Fold (2:05) -- Women's National Football Team (3:44) -- A Patriarchal Society (3:21) -- Bacha Posh Challenge the Established Order (3:18) -- Testifying on Behalf of Women (2:23) -- A Question of Honor (2:35) -- Finding Your Path as a Woman (4:14) -- Fate of Women After Troop Withdrawal (3:23) -- I Can be Someone Else (1:45) -- Jack's Betrayal (3:12) -- Jack Tries to Find Her Way (2:19) -- Credits: Bacha Posh: You Will Be a Boy, My Daughter (0:45)
Summary In Afghanistan, an old tradition allows families without a son to transform one of their daughters into a boy. These little girls, known as bacha posh, spend their early years dressed as boys and are accorded all the privileges and responsibilities of being male-but after puberty, they must revert to the female roles into which they were born. This program follows four girls who temporarily became the sons their parents longed for. Shabina has recently become bacha posh to help her disabled father and seems to be taking it all in stride. For Mariam and Naid, it's time to change back, but both are desperate to hang on to their male identities. Lastly we meet Jack, a bacha posh who refused to change back and who now heads for Europe. What new discoveries will the freedoms of the West invite?
Interest Grade Level 11 & up
Alternate Author Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group

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