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UK Premire: Facing the Dragon (15*) + ScreenTalk

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019

Facing the Dragon

Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi follows two women fighting for their country.

As the US withdraws forces and aid from Afghanistan, the Taliban regains their hold and the stability of the country's fragile democracy is unclear.

Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi joins two awe-inspiring women on the front lines: Nilofar, a successful doctor-turned-member of parliament, driven in her mission to secure peace and well-being for women; and Shakila, a top investigative journalist committed to exposing the truth about what is happening in her troubled country. Under increasing threats of violence, these two women are soon forced to choose between their sense of duty and love for Afghanistan, and the safety of their families.

Winner of the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Nestor Almendros award for courage in filmmaking.

US 2018 Dri Sedika Mojadidi 81 min

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