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A Second Birth

From 32 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing

About the show

In a rural village in southern Afghanistan, a family struggles with the tradition of bacha posh - the practice of raising a daughter to act, dress, and behave like a boy.  More…

As her feminine features begins to blossom, Nasim(a) must confront the relationships of her past and the traditions of her future to find out who she truly is.

Member Reviews (32)


Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing
Avg Score

Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You are interested in other cultures, or in gender issues, or the possibility of becoming the other gender.

Don't see it if You are not interested in any of the above.

Also A fascinating exploration of a custom of gender-switching; the ending ... Read more Read less

Riveting, Masterful, Refreshing, Must see, Great acting

See it if Thought provoking gender equaliry issues or identity politics tickle your fancy, youre looking for an inspiring story.

Don't see it if You’re dont like hollywood endings.

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like to learn about other cultures. The show is thought-provoking, and makes you happy for the freedoms you have in the States.

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in learning about other cultures, this show isn't for you.

Also The best thing about the show, in my opinion, is the love between the ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Funny, Romantic

See it if If you want to know what love is and why we struggle to figure out what love is in new and unexpected relationships.

Don't see it if If you hate love stories.

Also This show is a funny, startling, gender bending romp of a fable set in... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to explore the importance of familial love in dealing with the stresses of changing cultural norms found in all times and places.

Don't see it if you may feel uncomfortable with messages of compromise and balance and traditional role-taking in family and married life.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested an authentic and sublime view of the practice of “bacha posh” on a backdrop of a modern world

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with different cultures or incredibly talented actors of middle-eastern origin

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Funny

See it if See this show if you enjoy being entertained while watching a small cast challenge your thinking and take you to another place in this world

Don't see it if Don't see this show if you do not enjoy Eastern culture or being challenged in thought.

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