The Women Resurrecting An Ancient Epic of Women Warriors

The new telling of “Forty Girls,” which mixes video, songs and traditional and modern music, is a bold departure for a Muslim country, especially Uzbekistan.

The ancient Uzbeki tale “revolves around Gulaim, a 15-year-old girl who rejects marriage and gathers around her 40 like-minded horsewomen on an island in the Aral Sea.”

(you better believe she’s on the list for a future RP; sadly, I haven’t been able to track down a full translation of the epic yet!)