This is something a little different for your Friday film – women’s sports in Iraq. Yes, somehow in spite of almost constant war since the 1990s, there are Olympic athletes in training for London.
This TransWorld report looks at Rand Saad, archer; Rasha Rfa’at Ali, manager of the cycling team; Tamara Abdul-Razaq and Dhuha Abdul-Jabar, cyclists; and Paralympian table tennis player Suher Abdoul al Ameer. They all make the point that playing sport during on-going conflict is not just a problem for women but that there are extra obstacles which they are determined to overcome.
Have a great weekend!