Zari and Afghan Muppeteer Mansoora Shirzad

Manzoora Shirza and Zari

Mansoora Shirzad (b. October 18, 1992) is an Afghan puppeteer who performs Zari in the native language of Pashto on Baghch-e-Simsim (the Afghan co-production of Sesame Street).

There are lots of rules for a girl here. Lots of challenges. We want to show the people that it's not impossible for a girl to do anything that she wants.
—Mansoora Shirzad, CNN interview (YouTube)

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