We rarely get to see anything from Afghanistan other than bloody warfare, horrific female abuse and those gawd-awful burqas, so who would think they even have a thriving movie industry, let alone a female movie star?
Teenage actress Pari Ghulami has been acting for the last 10 years and has been featured in more than 30 movies and music videos in Afghanistan's male dominated show-bizz. Some say she won't last much longer, since she has now reached the marrying age, but she won't hear it. She says she will continue acting till her last breath, despite the many threats she has received.
She is just 17 but Pari Ghulami has almost 10 years experience working in Afghan films. It's a remarkable achievement because acting is mainly a male profession in Afghanistan at the moment.