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Frontline: Dancing Boys of Afghanistan DVD
Frontline: Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Frontline: Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan today in the midst of war and endemic poverty an ancient tradition-banned when the Taliban were in power-has re-emerged across the country. It's called Bacha Bazi translated literally as "boy play." Hundreds of boys some as young as eleven street orphans or boys bought from poor families by former warlords and powerful businessmen are dressed in woman's clothes taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. With remarkable access inside a Bacha Bazi ring operating in Northern Afghanistan Najibullah Quraishi an Afghan journalist investigates this practice still illegal under Afghan law talking with the boys their families and their masters exposing the sexual abuse and even murders of the boys and documenting how Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.
Title: Frontline: Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Genre: TV Variety & Misc, Special Interest-Documentary
Director: Jamie Doran
Studio: PBS (Direct)
Release Date: 3/30/2010
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 841887012027
Item #: PBS062807

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