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Cinema, theatre attracting more women in Herat

Cinema, theatre attracting more women in Herat

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Apr 20, 2017 - 08:43

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): As their participation in field of arts steadily grows, more and more womeninfo-icon in western Herat province are evincing a keen interest in writing, direction, acting and films.

According to officials, over 30 women are actively associated with theatre and cinema in the province Faridoon Fakoor, head of the Herat Theater, said women had made achievements in the field in recent years.

While the females’ work as great, he said: “Women’s greater participation shows we produce quality work such as Zaban-i-Zarkari, Facebook.com and other movies.”

Fakoor added the role of women in cinema and theatre provided a great platform for future generations. He sought support from the government for the promotion of cinema and arts.

He believed social problems and ways of their solution could be better highlighted by cinema and theatre, given their popularity in the country.

Meanwhile, some actors said they were committed to their work, just like men, despite a whole host challenges and problems. Aneta Sarshar, one of the actresses, called acting one of her childhood dreams.

Much to her delight, the long-cherished has come true. She urged the government to support cinema and theatre in the country, something that could help reduce violence and contribute to social reforms.

Rahela Rezaee, a film actress, remarked: “If allowed by men, women can work even better. They are capable of working wonders.” She has been working in Herat’s cinema for the past nine years.

Film director Abdul Rashid Azimi said: “More women are joining the cinema industry now, compared to the past.” He asserted women were more interested in the field than men. Women’s achievements were grater in theatre despite the fewer modern tools and equipment at their disposal.

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