Afghanistan: Lifting the Veil

12th September 2007 |CNN

Six years after Hardcash Productions’ Beneath the Veil, which examined the plight of women in Afghanistan, broadcast journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy returned to the country. The resulting film, Afghanistan- Lifting the Veil, offers a bleak insight into life in the country post-Taliban rule, as Obaid-Chinoy meets women forced into marriage and living in poverty, but desperate to escape.

Born and raised in Pakistan, Obaid-Chinoy this year became the youngest ever winner of Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the One World Media Awards, celebrating coverage of the developing world.


Reporter: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Executive Producer: David Henshaw