Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
The Mountains Are Ours
- Author(s): Musazay, Atia
- et al.
Many have labeled Afghanistan to be the worst place on earth to be a woman, over the past 30 years of war and conflict. This project explores what life is like for young women growing up in post-Taliban Afghanistan. For a team of female mountain climbers, the mountains represent a place of refuge. Many struggle with issues related to difficulty accessing education, war trauma and poverty. Every girl on the team has faced discrimination based on gender.
This story is a series of profiles of the girls, which is strung together into chapters. There is also a short doc component that follows the girls on a climb. It becomes apparent that the girls aren’t free or safe, even in the mountains.