Look but with love: a story of women

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Pakistan 2017, 6 min.

VR, Documentary

Spoken language: Urdu

Subtitles: English

This film takes you to the Elite Police Commandos training center, where hardened young women train in the classroom and the field to become fighters in the war against terror. You will get as close to the action as possible: from rappelling down a multi-story tower, to firing rockets and defusing explosive devices, you can witness the Elite Commandos training first hand.


The Pakistani city of Nowshera is set in the heart of global conflict: located in Pakistan’s Khayber Pakhtunkhwa province, it is in the epicentre of the war against terror. Nowshera is regularly rocked by the terrorist insurgency that plagues the northern areas of Pakistan. Women are amongst the worst sufferers. In this traumatised and segregated culture, an elite group of women is learning skills that shatter the mold they are expected to fit.



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This film can be seen free-of-charge in the foyer of Theater aan het Spui: 

24 - 25 March: 15.00 - 21.00
26 - 29 March: 17.00 - 21.00
30 - 31 March: 15.00 - 21.00