The Afghan Burqa Project:

Video Performance


The Afghan Burqa Project: Begging for Peace, is a video performance work done in front of the White House, in Washington D.C. Mansoora Hassan wears the blue burqa which is worn in Kabul, Afghanistan; her face covered, with only her outstretched hand visible in a begging gesture. The music in the video is a folk song from the tribal border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The artist uses the hand gesture, which is used in many countries to beg for alms, as an appeal for peace.


Begging for Peace - White House