Ciambra
22 November 2017

Girls on the Air

Girls on the Air

Girls on the Air

original title:

GIRLS ON THE AIR

directed by:

cast:

Humaira Habib

screenplay:

cinematography:

music:

Moreno Gileno, Margareth Kammerer

production:

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2009

film run:

59'

format:

DV - colour

aspect ratio:

16/9

sound:

Stereo

status:

Ready (13/09/2009)

festival & awards:

GIRLS ON THE AIR is a strongly interesting document about Afghanistan and the “new internal democracy” building process. Humaira, founder and manager of Radio Sahar, the first independent community radio station run by women, who tells the stories of the women of her country, becomes a symbol of Afghanistan, alive and multifaceted, capable of discussing and going through rigid stereotypes in which reality is so often trapped. GIRLS ON THE AIR will take you into the minds of the young Afghani who are trying to make a difference. Radio Sahar’s name describes this hope beautifully. In Afghani, it means “dawn”.