A Thousand Girls Like Me (Sahra Mani, 2018)
Introduced by Ohio State Department of Theater Chair Janet Parrott
Sahra Mani’s inspiring documentary A Thousand Girls Like Me presents the story of a young Afghan woman’s struggle for justice and the future of her children after suffering years of sexual abuse at her father’s hands. The film screens as part of On the Front Lines: Performing Afghanistan, an Ohio State initiative organized by Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Lesley Ferris that’s designed to bring Afghan women’s voices to the fore through storytelling and theater. (76 mins., digital video) Stay for a postscreening discussion led by Linda Mizejewski, Distinguished Professor in Ohio State’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.