The War to Be Her


Filmmaker Interview

Women's Empowerment Through Sports

Made with courage under hostile conditions in the Taliban-stronghold of Waziristan, 'The War To Be Her,' directed by Erin Heidenreich, celebrates the bravery of Maria Toorpakai, a champion female athlete who defies the Taliban to pursue her dream, and by extension all who fight for women’s rights in the region.'The War To Be Her' has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on PBS.

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