'I would rather die standing on my feet than living on one knee'

- Zarifa Adiba



"Sisters" follows UK musician,

Dan Blackwell to Kabul to meet Afghanistan's first ever female orchestra, 'Zohra'.


How and why do these young women risk their lives to play classical music?


Are these brave women paving the way for the future of equality in Afghanistan?


What threats do they face?


"Sisters" looks into the lives of the Zohra members and their two young leaders –

Negin Khpalwak & Zarifa Adiba.


Negin leads Zohra as the country's first female conductor despite multiple death threats and family disputes.

Zarifa is nowhere to be seen until Dan tracks her down. Discovering her precarious situation, Dan stays with her as she prepares to flee Afghanistan leaving close friends and family behind.


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Find out when and where you can experience "Sisters".

Colorado International Activism Film Festival

July 23rd - August 13th

August 16th

Chichester Film Festival

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