Monday, January 17, 2011

Pakistan's Lesbians Live In Silence/Unveiled [****]

NPR did a short piece on a lesbian Pakistani human rights lawyer. Check it out.

Also, since we're on the subject, check out the German film Unveiled (Netflix). In terms of lesbian flicks, I find it to be one of the better ones. It received 7.4/10 stars on IMDB:

After the Iranian authorities threaten to prosecute her for loving a woman, Fariba (Jasmin Tabatabai) assumes a dead man's identity in order to survive. Denied asylum in Germany, Fariba is locked in a detainment center, where her male cellmate commits suicide -- and she spies a window of opportunity. Assuming his identity, she takes a job in a small country village, where she struggles to keep her secret from a well-meaning female friend.

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