jueves, 1 de agosto de 2013

Burka Avenger (Haroon, Abdurab, 2013)

"600,000 children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have missed one or more years of education due to militancy."
Las armas de esta heroína: libros y bolígrafos; su disfraz: una burqa; su lucha: la educación:
"She is a schoolteacher named Jiya. She is a warm, bubbly, intelligent young woman who's concerned about education, and concerned about the city and the people of Halwapur [the fictional city where the show is set]. ... And then of course, to fight the bad guys, and to hide her identity the way superheroes do, she puts on the burqa. And it's a really cool, sleek burqa, and she can leap off buildings and glide from, almost like a flying squirrel ... and she only fights with pens and books, because I wanted a nonviolent message. Her message is, 'Justice, Peace and Education for All.' "--Vía NPR.