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Sitaraha is a poignant and beautiful portrayal of the lives of three women during different periods of time in Afghanistan.
Sitaraha is a poignant and beautiful portrayal of the lives of three women during different periods of time in Afghanistan. We get to meet Halima, who is supposed to be stoned to have been raped by her stepson, Gul Belgum who lost his family in the war in 1892 and Sara who lives in the brutal civil war of the 1980s. With small funds such as a colorful shawl, books, paper and a golden bowl, Monirah Hashemi manages to bring women’s stories to life. The audience may follow a beautifully interwoven testimony with a vital purpose to document and tell women’s history from Afghanistan.
This is a play that Leif Persson from Riksteatern Sweden is producing. The actor is an Afghan woman who moved as a refugee to Sweden four or five years ago. She tells the story of three women living in three different historical periods in Afghanistan. They have all experience war and been oppressed by religion and power and they all try to keep their stories alive as they intertwine dances and songs together. It is a really powerful, well performed show. Although obviously serious and a fairly challenging piece, it is really well done and moving – the village hall audience (mixed ages and background) where I saw it, all rose to their feet to give the actor a standing ovation.