A student reading of William Mastrosimone's play The Afghan Women is followed by a panel discussion [...]about the state of Afghanistan, as part of Ready to Vote, a program to prepare students for the presidential election. In the play, Malalai (Emily Kaye Liberis) meets a group of Afghan women harvesting human bones to use for buttons. The women describe their lives in a country that has gone from fields of grapes to being spotted with land mines and where the men stare off into space in refugee camps or are killed - but the women have to keep going. "The women always carry on," they say.
Hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center on January 23, 2008.