Afghan Ladies’ Driving School

Documentary | GB 2005 | 60'

  • Sunday, 21. May 2006 17:30 hrs

Undue preference is a form of discrimination, too. Mr Mamozais student driver is supposed to take the theory exam for her driving license, but she doesn’t even stand a chance of failing – the examiner tells her each and every answer in advance. Afghanistan has a long way to go to reach a state of normalcy, but at least women can once again learn to drive in a driving school in Kabul. British documentary filmmaker Sean Langan observes the every-day course of life in Mr Mamozai’s small establishment, providing a portrait – suddenly comical at times to the Western eye – of a city on the go, where driving tests are held in front of an audience, and every hit on a car’s brake prompts loudspeakers to blare Allah’s name into the passenger compartment.

Director
Sean Langan
Photography
Sean Langan
Editor
Mark Summers
Producer
Ben Rumney
Executive Producer
Simon Ford
Production
BBC Worldwide for BBC Four

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First Broadcast: 23.01.2006, BBC Four, BBC Worldwide

Selected filmography Sean Langan

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: LANGAN IN IRAQ (2004), TRAVELS WITH A GRINGO: LANGAN IN LATIN AMERICA (2003), LANGAN IN ZIMBABWE (2002), LANGAN BEHIND THE LINES (2001), NIGHTMARE IN PARADISE (1998)