The perils of being an Afghan actress

The young Afghan actress Sonia Sarwari tells Outlook presenter Shaimaa Khalil (pictured) how pursuing her dreams has led to death threats and an actual attack - and why she is determined to carry on regardless.

Also, two sisters from Cambodia reveal a family secret that helped bring them closer and shed light on the country's brutal past.

And Khaya Mthethwa on being the first black winner of Idols SA, the South African version of the international singing talent reality show 'American Idol'.

Image: Outlook Presenter Shaimaa Khalil

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Tue 30 Oct 2012 12:05 GMT

Khaya Mthethwa

Khaya Mthethwa

Khaya Mthethwa, the first black winner of Idols SA, the South African TV singing competition. In a country where 80% of the population is black, it's taken 8 series of the TV talent show for the first black winner. Find out why it took so long.

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