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POV - The War to Be Her

The War to Be Her
In the Taliban-controlled area of Waziristan in northwestern Pakistan, where sports for women are decried as un-Islamic and girls rarely leave their houses, young Maria Toorpakai defies the rules by disguising herself as a boy so she can play squash freely. As she becomes a rising star, however,...
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/HsmL11_B6873fvY2Bgt0Rw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In the Taliban-controlled area of Waziristan in northwestern Pakistan, where sports for women are decried as un-Islamic and girls rarely leave their houses, young Maria Toorpakai defies the rules by disguising herself as a boy so she can play squash freely. As she becomes a rising star, however,... /episodes/get/83535 /episode/83535 POV: The War to Be Her /episode-player/83535