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A Woman Against Warlords

A Woman Against Warlords
This film is based on the book A Woman Among Warlords, which was written by Malalai Joya. It presents the story of Malalai from her childhood until today. Her story is both extraordinary and ordinary. Extraordinary because she embodies resistance to oppression since she was young. Ordinary because her story is emblematic of the story of Afghan women of resistance. The focus is on how her life is shaped by her struggles against misogyny, fundamentalism, and war. We speak to the time she was a refugee, to when she was an underground woman teacher for girls in the Taliban period, to when she started a woman's clinic and orphanage and later got elected to parliament and suspended, until the current period, when she became an internationally acclaimed activist for social justice and human rights. The film seeks to provoke reflection upon the history and future of Afghanistan, as seen through the eyes of Malalai Joya. The views of Malalai are underrepresented in the world, although it might be the case that most people of Afghanistan agree with her, and this is the major justification for this project: it is a view of Afghan people that is not represented in its government and at global institutions. The project will include interviews with other Afghan organizations as well as international scholars and activists regarding the history and future of Afghanistan. The main storyline is narrated by Malalai herself, and her affirmations are be punctuated by images of the places where she lived, worked, and by interviews with people she knows or know her.
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