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  • The Ground Beneath Their Feet

Nausheen Dadabhoy / USA / 2014 / 72 mins / Urdu with English subtitles / Documentary

After the largest earthquake in recent history hit Northern Pakistan in 2005, thousands of people were forced to completely rebuild their lives. The Ground Beneath Their Feet follows two women, Ruqiya and Khalida, who suffered severe spinal injuries during the ‘temblor’, which deemed them unable to fulfil their arranged marriages or societal roles. Through mental and physical determination we see these courageous women not only demand autonomy over their physicality, but also over their female identity in a vastly patriarchal world.

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