The War to Be Her


Filmmaker Interview

Gender Identity

Born and raised in Pakistan’s mountainous tribal region of Waziristan, where the Taliban maintains a substantial presence, Maria Toorpakai faces obstacles to pursue a simple passion: sports. At a young age, she disguised herself as a boy so she could play freely.Directed by Erin Heidenreich, The War to Be Her has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and on Monday, July 23 at 10 p.m. (check local listings).

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