A BUSINESSWOMAN IN HERAT (BROLL)
Independent Films, Politics, Documentaries
Roya Mahboob runs the most successful software development company in Herat, as well as run an NGO for women. But her path to success has been dogged by opposition and threats from those who don't want to see Afghan women working outside of the home.
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Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
She is a symbol to all Afghan women, who want to be successful to achieve their goals and their vision.”
15 (02:39) Soundbite, Roya Mahboob, CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company (ENGLISH)
“The first time, actually, I was afraid of this message, because I thought it might be from the Taliban's side. But later when these messages continued and then I thought, I don't think so the Taliban has good English conversation. Or that they could all the time be sending emails. I thought that maybe Taliban have other works to do.”
16 (03:23) Soundbite, Roya Mahboob, CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company driving in car (ENGLISH)
“They are giving warning and sometimes are making problem and calling to my cell phone and they are saying, 'ok, you should stop driving or you shouldn't work with the foreign people'.
17 (03:33) Soundbite, Rohina, Software Developer at ACSC (ENGLISH)
“Of course there is some problems. I remember one person, he send me some message or something like this to he will hack our website, the Citadel website.”
18 (03:52) Soundbite, Suzanna, Media Officer at ACSC (ENGLISH)
“When my father saw my video on YouTube, he was very happy and he didn't believe that I made that video and the title is with my name, Suzanna, that is the director. And then I made him believe in me.”
19 (04:08) Soundbite, Mohammad, Software Developer at ACSC (ENGLISH)
“How that feels when a woman is the CEO of a company in Afghanistan. I think that's good because before, maybe many years ago, no people think ever that a woman manage a company.”
20 (04:22) Soundbite, Carpet Weaver Teacher at NGO (DARI)
“We used to pay them 2 dollars a day to weave, but now they can sew by themselves and sell their goods.”
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States