In a country where it is forbidden for women and girls to play music, a group of young women risk their lives every day to pursue their passion, both for music and gender equality in Afghanistan.
‘Sisters’ follows UK musician, Dan Blackwell to Kabul to meet Afghanistan's first-ever female orchestra, 'Zohra'. How and why do these young women risk their lives to play classical music? Are these brave women paving the way for the future of equality in Afghanistan? What threats do they face?
‘Sisters’ looks into the lives of the Zohra members and their two young leaders - Negin Khpalwak and Zarifa Adiba. Negin sticks with and leads Zohra as the country's first female conductor despite multiple death threats and family disputes. Zarifa is nowhere to be seen until Dan tracks her down. Discovering her precarious situation, Dan stays with her as she prepares to flee Afghanistan leaving close friends and family behind.
We hope to welcome the producer Tony Klinger to introduce his film.
Our thanks to Tony Klinger and Phoenix Films for this film.