Unveiled Views

Alba Sotorra Clua. 2008. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan. vo Bosnian, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, English. s Spanish. 52’

s Spanish

The author of this film hitchhiked from Tarragona to Pakistan with the object of shooting a film in the so-called “Islamic” countries, and doing so in a fashion that is different from the usual media stereotypes that pigeon-hole women. For thirteen months, she travelled and lived in Bosnia, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Unveiled Views portrays the lives of five women she met during her sojourn. These women have chosen art as a way to express themselves: public performances, cinema, music, poetry and dance are the tools they use -each in her own particular way- to unveil a personal vision of life.