Enemies of Happiness (15*) + ScreenTalk with Heather Barr

Part of: Nevertheless, She Persisted

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Eva Mulvad follows Malalai Joya, a young outspoken Afghani woman, during the last weeks of her political campaign as she risks her life to speak out for democracy.

In December 2003, Malalai Joya, then only twenty-five years old, floored the Loya Jirga (a traditional assembly) with a three-minute incendiary speech denouncing the presence of 'criminals' at the assembly, and the power of these warlords in Afghan society.

Two years later, during Afghanistan's first democratic elections in over 30 years, Joya launches a remarkable campaign, conducted for the most part in hiding, dodging the daily death threats she receives. Danish filmmaker Eva Mulvad joins Joya in the last weeks of this seemingly impossible campaign.

Awarded the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007, this revelatory portrait celebrates an extraordinary freedom fighter who won the hearts of voters, as well as a snapshot of life and politics in war-torn Afghanistan.

We're pleased to host Heather Barr, Senior Researcher on Women's Rights for Human Rights Watch, to join us for a ScreenTalk.

Denmark 2006 Dir Eva Mulvad 60 min

In association with Human Rights Watch Film Festival 

*This film is locally classified by Barbican Cinema 

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

Proof of ID may be requested on entry to films, in compliance with BBFC ratings

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a  woman, and/or written by a woman.

£5 (limited allocation)


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