Samar Minallah Khan is Making Waves with Her Documentaries [Video]

Samar Minallah Khan makes moving and important documentaries.

Samar Minallah Khan was recently honored by Vital Voices, an organization that strives to honor extraordinary women, for her moving documentaries.

Khan’s makes documentaries that expose the gender-based violence that occurs in Pakistan. According to NPR, the majority of her films are about swara, the practice “where a daughter is given away as compensation for a crime. Swara happens mainly in poor, rural areas.”

The video below shows a bit of Khan’s moving work and how she’s documenting the way men are evolving and helping stop gender-based violence, too.

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