Inspired by hit US series Ugly Betty, Roya follows the fortunes of a 20-year-old, single, educated woman and her challenges joining the workforce in post-Taliban Kabul
Roya wants to take a job in a local media company, but her father and brother aren’t keen. “What is the need for a young girl to work outside?” asks her father, seated on a toushak, the traditional Afghan low-seating cushions, sipping the customary post-dinner chai. Her brother chimes in with an answer. “There is no need for women to work,” he says.
And so begins the pilot episode of a series that is set to air on prime-time Afghan television in November.
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