A Thousand Girls Like Me

08 October 2018 to 11 October 2018

Curzon Bloomsbury The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

On the 5th October Bertha DocHouse presented the launch of 'A Thousand Girls Like Me' directed by Sahra Mani. The title of this urgent film refers to the thousands of women in Afghanistan suffering sexual abuse, often within the family and with virtual impunity. It tells the story of one woman’s battle to make her voice heard and demonstrates the power of action over fear. khatera suffered 18 years of abuse by her father and now has a sister/daughter and brother/son. This reticent but tenacious woman finally forces her father to stand trial, risking her family, freedom and personal safety to expose a justice system that incriminates the very women who seek protection.

I want to bring attention to a judicial system that often gives power to abusers and tell the story of the lonely lives of three women from three different generations, a grandmother, a daughter, and a granddaughter, all victimised in the hands of a man empowered by a patriarchal society’  - Sahra Mani, director, A Thousand Girls Like Me

A Thousand Girls Like Me will continue to be shown throughout the week of the 8th October and BAAG highly recommends seeing this powerful and empathetic film whilst it screens in the UK. 

DocHouse Firsts are a unique series of films that we've selected from many international doc festivals for their creative and powerful storytelling. These cinematic gems do not have UK distributors and would not otherwise have a chance to be seen on the big screen.

The opening screening on Friday 5th October will be followed by a Q&A discussion on the issues raised in this uncompromising and deeply affecting film. Speakers TBC.

A Thousand Girls Like Me will then show daily from Saturday 6th October. For more information please click here