Girl Unbound

Project information

Talent Nausheen Dadabhoy
Role of participant Cinematographer
Director Erin Heidenreich
Producer Cassandra Sanford Rosenthal, Jonathon Power
Status finished

Production details

Running time 80 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2016
Countries of Production Canada , Pakistan , United States
Production Company
Blackacre Entertainment
Website http://www.girlunbound.com/


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Synopsis

Maria Toorpakai Wazir has spent her young life defying expectations. At age 25, she is an internationally competitive squash player. But in her home country, Pakistan, she remains controversial. In her family's region of Waziristan, women are forbidden by the Taliban from playing sports. In Girl Unbound, we follow Maria over several months as she represents Pakistan on the national team and carves her own identity, despite threats to her family.


Participation in international festivals / awards

Toronto International Film Festival (2016)
DOC NYC (2016)