The interviews are very interesting and well done, but the one that stuck out and gave me a deep pause was his interview with Victoria Khan, a transgender woman from Afghanistan. Mr. Freeman asks,"When did you feel the most free?" and she responds, "When I put on a burka."
This caught me totally off guard.
I always thought the burka as a symbol of male control over women. How could this person see the burka as freedom?
But I shut up and listened to the story, and from this persons perspective, the burka seemed to be like a type of invisibility cloak, allowing her to be who she is without judgement from the outside world. It allowed him to be a her - a female. For him, this was a release from that his inner prison.
I was moved and touched by his/her story. Being able to live your life as who and what you feel deep within is another type of freedom. A burka may be a prison for some, but for others, it can serve as type of freedom.
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