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Pazira, Nelofer

Overview
Works: 29 works in 146 publications in 14 languages and 2,407 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sculptures  Social problem films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997.A23, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Nelofer Pazira
 
Most widely held works by Nelofer Pazira
Safar-i Qandahār = Kandahar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas, an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away
Safar-i Qandahār = Kandahar by Muḥsin Makhmalbāf( Visual )

52 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas is a young Afghan journalist who has taken refuge in Canada. When she receives a desperate letter from her little sister, who was forced to stay behind after being crippled by a land mine, Nafas immediately returns. Having grown deeply depressed by the situation for herself and all women living under the Taliban regime, Nafas' sister has decided to end her own life before the imminently approaching eclipse of the sun. With only three days left, Nafas must make the dangerous journey across the Iran-Afghanistan border to save her. DVD
Return to Kandahar( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2019 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelofer Pazira, star of the feature film 'Kandahar', returns to Afghanistan to search for her childhood friend Dyana. Her first attempt to find Dyana inspired the fictional movie Kandahar. This film is the documentary account of her second journey, taken seven months after the fall of the Taliban. While searching for her friend, Nelofer unravels her past and the troubled history of her country
Kandahar : journey into the heart of Afghanistan by Mohsen Makhmalbaf( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas, an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away
Nacht over Kabul by Nelofer Pazira( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch verslag door een Afghaanse journaliste en filmmaakster, die in 1989 met haar familie het land ontvluchtte naar Canada en aan het begin van de 21ste eeuw haar land van herkomst weer bezocht
Act of dishonour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a land beset by endless strife, nothing must get in the way of the preservation of honor; even if that means sacrificing a loved one. Mena, a young, beautiful bride-to-be, lives in a small, remote village in northern Afghanistan, a harsh landscape that still shimmers with breathtaking colors. The arrival of a Canadian film crew briefly opens a window on a new world for Mena, a foray beyond the boundaries of convention that leads her inexorably down a dangerous road
Reise nach Kandahar( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and Persian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preisgekrönter, halbdokumentarischer Film über die unmenschlichen Verhältnisse in Afghanistan unter den Taliban-Regime
The Giant Buddhas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in German and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six months before the Twin Towers attacks in new York, 2001, two huge Buddha statues were blown up in the remote area of Bamiyantal in Afghanistan. This dramatic event surrounding the ancient stone colossi - unique proof of a high culture that bloomed until the 13th century along the Silk Road - is the starting point for a cinematic essay on fanaticism, terror and tolerance, ignorance and identity. Oscar nominated director Christian Frei's thought provoking film journeys along a perimeter that both divides and unites people and cultures
Building civil societies : a guide for social and political activism( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bed of red flowers : in search of my Afghanistan by Nelofer Pazira( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with compassion, intelligence and insight, A Bed of Red Flowers is a profoundly moving portrait of life under occupation and the unforgettable story of a family, a people and a country. "The picnic of the red flower" is a traditional time of celebration for Afghans. One of Nelofer Pazira's earliest memories is of people gathering in the countryside to admire the tulips and poppies carpeting the landscape. It is the mid-1970s, and her parents are building a future for themselves and their young children in the city of Kabul. But when Nelofer is just five the Communists take power and her father, a respected doctor, is imprisoned along with thousands of other Afghans. The following year, the Russians invade Afghanistan, which becomes a police state and the center of a bloody conflict between the Soviet army and American-backed mujahidin fighters. A climate of violence and fear reigns. For Nelofer, there is no choice but to grow up fast. At eleven, she and her friends throw stones at the Russian tanks that stir up dust and animosity in the streets of Kabul. As a teenager she joins a resistance group, hiding her gun from her parents. Her emotional refuge is her friendship with her classmate Dyana, with whom she shares a passion for poetry, dreams and a better life. After a decade of war, Nelofer's family escapes across the mountains to Pakistan and later to Canada, where she continues to write to Dyana. When her friend suddenly stops writing, Nelofer fears for Dyana's life. With lyrical, narrative prose, A Bed of Red Flowers movingly tells Pazira's haunting story, as well as Afghanistan's story as a nation
Women's situation in Afghanistan = La situation des femmes en Afghanistan( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaggio a Kandahar by Mohsen Makhmalbaf( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas è una giovane donna afgana fuggita in Canada durante la guerra civile dei Talebani. In una lettera disperata la sorella minore, rimasta in Afghanistan, le annuncia il proposito di volersi suicidare e così Nafas decide di fare ritorno a Kandahar
Keeping faith : young Muslims and love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding that special someone, the person you want to spend your life with, is never easy. But it can be even harder when you are looking for someone with the same religious background. Many second-generation Canadian Muslims are rejecting the traditional practice of arranged marriages, but they don't want to stray from their culture altogether. In this News in Review story we'll look at how some young Muslims are finding new ways to meet each other, while still keeping faith with their religion
Reise nach Kandahar( )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kandahar : Safar e Ghandehar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Persian and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away
Afghan women refugees in Pakistan and Iran : refugee transformation by Nelofer Pazira( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exploratory case study, which documents social change in the pattern of everyday life of Afghan women refugees in Iran and Pakistan. The central question of the thesis asks: Do significant changes affecting-self-perception take place in a refugee woman's life as result of migration? And, supposing that such changes do occur how might the UN, non-governmental organizations, and the international aid agencies take them into account when designing their policies? I have adopted a comparative approach in reviewing the literature of trends and patterns of various refugee experiences, including my own. I undertook field research (February-June 2000) that comprises a comparative study of refugee women's life in Iran and Pakistan and in the two locations of city and camp. It became evident that migration does indeed produce significant socio-cultural changes in a refugee woman's life, and that these affect her view of herself. Specifically, living in exile enabled a majority of women refugees to connect the economic well-being of the family with female education and the ability to find employment. (This phenomenon, though it may seem obvious in the west, is a revolutionary notion for women from rural sector backgrounds long defined by a tribal, semi-feudal structure). Such a development in turn challenges the traditional view of gender relations, in which the man is inevitably seen as head of the family, provider and protector
Reise nach Kandahar : [Iran/Frankreich 2001] by Mohsen Makhmalbaf( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Persian and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nelofer Pazira interpreta a Nafas, una periodista de orígen afgano que huye de su país en un intento por quitarse la vida, ahora vive en Canada y recibe una carta de su hermana quien fue herida por una mina durante su huida. Desanimada por la situación que se vive en Kandahar, bajo el control de los talibanes, trata de suicidarse en el último eclipse del siglo, que ocurrira en tan solo tres dias. Con el tiempo en su contra y de manera desesperada, Nafas viaja a un lugar donde las mujeres viven bajo un severo regimen de prohibiciones, cubierta por la obligatoria burga y ocultando su identidad, conoce una forma de vida diferente, la vida en Afganistan"--Container
Safer e Ghandehar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Hebrew and French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kandahar by Mohsen Makhmalbaf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian-Frei-Collection : drei preisgekrönte Kinofilme in einer GEO-Sonderedition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Return to Kandahar
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Nelofer Pazira attrice e regista cinematografica canadese

Nelofer Pazira Canadees actrice

Nelofer Pazira Canadian actor, director and journalist

Nelofer Pazira canadisk skuespiller

Nelofer Pazira kanadensisk skådespelare

Nelofer Pazira kanadisk skodespelar

Nelofer Pazira kanadisk skuespiller

Pazira Nelofer 1973-....

Pazira, Niloufar

Pazira, Niloufar 1973-

Нелофер Пазира

نيلوفر بازيرا

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