Fem Flicks Film Series: DUKHTAR | Women's & Gender Studies

Fem Flicks Film Series: DUKHTAR

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 16:00
Event Location: 
Media Library, Chilton Hall 111C

In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.

Watch the trailer here.

The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Özlem Altıok.

Dr. Altıok is a full time lecturer holding a joint appointment with Women's and Gender Studies and International Studies at UNT. Prior to UNT, she taught at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she received her Ph.D. in sociology. Dr. Altıok holds a master's degree in public administration from Texas A&M, and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Istanbul Bilgi University. Her research and teaching interests include gender, politics and religion; international development; environmental and community sociology; and social movements. In addition to introductory courses, she has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at UNT since 2010. Dr. Altıok is a member of Sociologists for Women in Society, the Middle Eastern Studies Association, and EŞİTİZ, a gender equality watch group in Turkey. Her articles have appeared in Contexts, ZMagazine and www.opendemocracy.org.

Fem Flicks is a film series spotlighting various gender issues. Fem Flicks is presented by the Multicultural Center, the Media Library, and the Women's & Gender Studies Program.

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