Lifting the Veil/ Afganistan Unveiled
Running Time: 52 minutes
Producer: Director: Hugh Thomson- Producer/Reporter: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Filmed by Richard Malone
Aired on: Channel 4 and CNN
In this film, journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy travels to Afghanistan to find out how life has changed for women in the five years since the invasion by America and its allies and to investigate whether women have been ‘liberated’ as President Bush has claimed.
Her journey takes her from the bustling city of Kabul – one vast building site full of shopping malls and warlord palaces – to Herat on the Iranian border, where suicide rates for women are shockingly high, and on to the remote rural areas in the north where Afghan life is at its most basic.