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In Afghanistan today an ancient tradition has re-emerged, it's called Bacha Bazi, translated literally as, boy play. Boys, some as young as eleven, are dressed in woman's clothes, taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences, and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. The Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.
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PBSFRONTLINE: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan DVD
 
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3.0

Intriguing

By Swakgrafx

from Silver Lake, CA

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Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan DVD:

Left me wondering. About the culture. Why boys? Not girls. Why does it go, mostly ignored. Why its so luring. Illegal, but tolerated. It was shocking.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Contrast of Cultural Debasement

By Deb, A Free Woman

from DFW Metroplex

Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan DVD:

In a severe dichotomy of cultural disfunction, Afghani women are forced to dress as if they are walking corpses; shrouded, as it were: contrastly now we are informed of this practice of dressing young boys in flowing garments and adornments in an effort to encourage a pedophillic sexual activity with young males. I am so sad for both the women and children of Afghanistan.

Throughout millenia such things have been the source of the cries for freedom; the wailing of women and mothers, the pain and degradation of children.

I hope our entire country saw this on PBS or will see it in the future. The five stars are for the courage the producers had in pursuing this topic for worldwide awareness.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Afghan Sexuality...

By Indignation

from Los Angeles/CA

Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan DVD:

The facts portrayed in this video MUST be broadcast across the globe so that everyone who genuinely cares will join forces to give these children an alternative. Famous artists could begin diffusing this absurd to call the attention of people everywhere and then launch a campaign for the human rights of those kids. It´s easier said then done but we HAVE TO do something NOW.

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