In the summer of 2021, the world watched in disbelief as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Among the countless lives forever altered by this tragic turn of events, a group of young women footballers from the U18 Afghanistan National Women’s Football Team found themselves facing a perilous crossroads. Faced with an unthinkable choice – surrender their dreams and their freedoms, or undertake a daring escape from their homeland of Kabul.
On this episode we explore this unbelievable story and welcome a special guest who brought this extraordinary story to life in a powerful documentary. Director of “Ayenda” Marie Margolius is here to discuss her film and the lives of these remarkable young women footballers and their courageous escape.
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Original Broadcast Date: August 24, 2023
Women’s World Football Show is hosted, written, edited, and produced by Patty La Bella.
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