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In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries (including Iran), Hoda Katebi, a 22 year old fashion blogger, finds herself in the position of having to explain her culture to people all over again.
In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the capital’s Hazara ethnic community, is a rare exception. Inside this club, Afghan girls fight prejudice with Kung Fu.
Despite all efforts, and years of work to enact protections for Afghan women and girls, virginity tests are still being ordered by officials, compounding the trauma for women who in many cases have been raped or otherwise abused.
Filmed last summer in Chicago, “Brown Girls” is a collaboration project aims at creating a female-centric portrait of the city (filmed in Pilsen) that feels distinctive and intimate in the world of two girls, a Pakistani immigrant, and an African American musician.
Berlin’s Labor Court has ruled that the city violated a teacher’s rights by denying her a job. The woman had been told that she could not wear her headscarf while working because of an ideological neutrality law.