Everyone knows that Canada's military is in Afghanistan, but
what they don't know is how much the average Canadian is
contributing to aid efforts in that country. In Bitter Roots,
Tender Shoots, respected journalist Sally Armstrong revisits
Afghanistan to compare women's lives pre- and post-Taliban,
interviewing Afghan and Western women who are dedicated to
improving health, education, culture, religion, and human rights.
Armstrong connects these stories with the analysis of experts and
considers the grassroots efforts of Canadians and the dedicated tax
dollars being spent by the Canadian government. Bitter Roots,
Tender Shoots is a moving portrayal of the lives of women and girls
in Afghanistan in 2008.