CHW Vancouver: Voice of Rebellion
If you already have your tickets, we look forward to welcoming you on Sunday.
Please click here for directions and parking details. Please note that Building A – Theatre A130 is furthest east on 49th. Parking lot entrance is off Ontario St., and parking is $3.50 all day Sunday.
Roberta Staley, Author of "Voice of Rebellion"
Roberta Staley is a magazine editor, writer, and documentary filmmaker. She has
reported from Afghanistan, El Salvador, Haiti, Cambodia, Israel, and more
countries around the world. Her award-winning documentary, Mightier
Than the Sword, reveals how Afghan women in media are working to overcome a
culture of silence and invisibility.
Many have tried to silence her, but Mozhdah Jamalzadah remains the most powerful female voice of her generation in Afghanistan, boldly speaking out about women’s rights in her home country and beyond.
Voice of Rebellion charts the activist’s journey: from arriving in Canada as a child refugee, to setting her father’s protest poem to music (and making it a #1 hit), to performing that song for Michelle and Barack Obama, to hosting her own show in post-Taliban Afghanistan. The Mozhdah Show tackled taboo subjects like divorce and domestic violence for the first time in the country’s history. But even as it empowered women, the show ignited anger and death threats from critics, and Mozhdah was eventually forced to return to Canada. Today, she continues to release new music and spread her message of equality, even from afar.
Beautifully written, and as bold as Mozhdah herself, Voice of Rebellion is an essential companion for today’s modern and inclusive feminist movements.