Facing the Dragon

Czech premiere

Facing the Dragon

Facing the Dragon

Sedika Mojadidi
Afghanistan, USA | 2018 | 80 min.

Language: Dari
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Journalist Shakila and politician Nilofar are battling for democracy and women’s rights in Afghanistan. A film about courage and finding a balance between love of one’s country and one’s family.

“We have a responsibility to speak on behalf of every woman, from the remote mountains of Pamir to Nuristan.” This film tracks 2 women who are not afraid to be heard. Shakila, a TV reporter and single mother of 3, is a star in her field and openly talks about the Talibans’s violence and the situation of rural women. Nilofar is an MP and a mother lobbying for a law that would punish violence against women. Along with more suicide attacks and dead in the streets, the families of the 2 women receive threats. Both face a difficult decision: Remain in their beloved country and continue to openly fight for freedom even at the cost of placing themselves and their entire families at risk? Or leave while there’s still time?

Director

Sedika Mojadidi

Filmography
2018 - Facing the Dragon

Projection

10. 03. 13:00 Svetozor - Large Hall Czech premiere Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of hearing Discussion Tickets
14. 03. 17:30 Evald Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of hearing Discussion Tickets
15. 03. 20:30 Bio OKO Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of hearing CSL Interpretation Discussion Tickets

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