The War to be Her

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2015 (AOL Charitable Foundation Award)

In the Taliban controlled area of Waziristan, sports are decried as un-Islamic and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, by pretending to be a boy. She’s now a world-renowned athlete and a flashpoint in her country’s battle over feminine identity. Her name is Maria Toorpakai Wazir, the young woman known as Genghis Khan. This film chronicles Maria and her family on the run from the Taliban.

Erin Heidenreich Erin Heidenreich
Director

Erin Heidenreich directs, writes, and produces award-winning documentaries, short films and branded content. Her voice has been shaped by the cultures she has immersed herself in across the globe.... more»

Cassandra Sanford-Rosenthal
Producer

Cassandra Sanford-Rosenthal created BLACKACRE Entertainment, where they produced SHADOWS AND LIES (TIFF 2010) starring James Franco and Julianne Nicholson.  Blackacre is currently in several... more»

Additional Credits

Produced by Jonathon Power.