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Video: Pilot, Paratrooper, and Human Rights Advocate Ifrah Faiz

November 10, 2021

By Whitney Legge

When Ifrah Faiz turned 18, she defied the narrow expectations faced by many young women and fulfilled her own childhood dream: she became a jet pilot and a paratrooper in the Pakistani Air Force. In this candid portrait by filmmaker Whitney Legge, Ifrah vividly recounts how a young girl initially mocked by her classmates for her farfetched dream became an advocate for women and human rights, and an Asia Foundation Development Fellow.

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