Afghan Actresses: Living a Deadly Script


If you ever feel a New York critic has abused you, consider the plight of the Afghan actress.

0Last year, Sahar Parniyan, considered the country’s most famous performer, had to rush into hiding when she received a gang of death threats.

Earlier in Kabul, three television actresses had been stabbed, one to death. Local police took the two who survived, tested them for virginity, then charged them with prostitution.

While a new Afghan constitution includes women’s rights, the reality remains: these actresses’ plights mirror the continuing struggle of Afghan women.

NBC News documents Afghan actresses’ plight, and the slow hope for a thriving film and TV culture in the war-torn nation. You can find the article and a brief video report here.