Facing the Dragon

Tiburon Film Society
Thu Jul 11, 6:30pm |
Founders Room
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Facing the Dragon
Tiburon Film Society
Thu Jul 11, 6:30pm |
Founders Room

Facing the Dragon

Running Time:  80 minutes
Country:  Afghanistan/USA 
Language:  English / Farsi with English subtitles
Genre:  Documentary 
Cast:  Nilofar Ibrahaimi, Shakila Ebrhaimkhel
Director:  Sedika Mojadidi

Filmed over four years, filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi, intimately follows two unconventional Afghan women, Nilofar, a member of parliament and Shakila, a television journalist. 

As American forces and aid leave Afghanistan, the country's fragile democracy and the recent gains for women hang in the balance, forcing Nilofar and Shakila to choose between motherhood and ambition amidst threats to their lives and families.

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

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Facing the Dragon

Running Time:  80 minutes
Country:  Afghanistan/USA 
Language:  English / Farsi with English subtitles
Genre:  Documentary 
Cast:  Nilofar Ibrahaimi, Shakila Ebrhaimkhel
Director:  Sedika Mojadidi

Filmed over four years, filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi, intimately follows two unconventional Afghan women, Nilofar, a member of parliament and Shakila, a television journalist. 

As American forces and aid leave Afghanistan, the country's fragile democracy and the recent gains for women hang in the balance, forcing Nilofar and Shakila to choose between motherhood and ambition amidst threats to their lives and families.

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

Visit the Tiburon Film Society website

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