Lt-Col Malalai Kakar - Remembering Kandahar's Policewoman

Kandahar. The Taliban's former stronghold, a Mecca for drugs smugglers and terrorists -- and home to Afghanistan's first female police officer. In this dangerous, male-oriented world, Malalai Kakar is blazing the way. Trailed by her meek brother and unhindered by her heavy burka, the mother of six subverts all stereotypes. This observational documentary follows Malalai for a week as she chases wife-beaters, murderers and thieves across Afghanistan.

Gunmen in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar have killed the country's most prominent police woman, officials say.

Lt-Col Malalai Kakar, head of Kandahar's department of crimes against women, was shot in her car as she was about to leave for work.

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