• Kwantlen Polytechnic University (map)
  • 12666 72 Avenue
  • Surrey, BC, V3W 2M8
  • Canada


“I want to tell girls that fear is taught. That you are born free and you are born brave. I want to show them that this is what you are worthy of.” 


Don't miss this FREE KDocs event, a screening of the documentary Girl Unbound, along with a Keynote Address from Shireen Ahmed and Panel Discussion/Q&A. Refreshments will be served.


Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Time: Doors open at 4:30pm (refreshments served) / Film at 5:00pm

Place: Fir 128, Surrey Campus, KPU

Cost: FREE! Reserve your seat by emailing girlunbound@kpu.ca


"Legends are often made by people fighting for their country: Joan of Arc of France, Mulan of Ancient China, Epipole of Carystus during the Trojan War, and often by women who have had to pass as men in order to fight the battle.


This is the story of a young woman, known as Genghis Khan, who is doing that today...

In the Taliban controlled area of Waziristan, where sports for women are decried as un-Islamic, and girls rarely leave their houses, young Maria Toorpakai defies the rules by disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. As she becomes a rising star, however, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family. Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom."


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