Out Of Silence

March 9, 2010 by  
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Video coverage of Fox News of Out Of Silence: Readings from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

It was a really moving night with amazing performances by all the actors:Summer Bishil, Nadia Bjorlin, Conchata Ferrell, Jodi Long, Nichelle Nichols, Teal Sherer, Bahar Soomekh, Nancy Travis and Marcia Wallace. Fred Ponzlov directed the night with profound honesty and allowed the words to hit us with full impact.

We heard poems and essays that talked about rights and freedom: “Where should I go to remove your footprints from my heart?” said one. And we heard voices that spoke of love: “I am fifteen and the boy I cannot forget waits on the street to see me with my burqa on the way to Lala’s bakery” said another.

For all the people that attended this live event these words served as a reminder of the freedoms we have and expect and inspired us to do more for those voices which have been quieted but not silenced.

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