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FACING THE DRAGON

Directed by SEDIKA MOJADID | 82' | USA

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Synopsis

In this intimate documentary, Afghan-American filmmaker SedikaMojadidi follows two extraordinary Afghan women, a politician and a journalist, to examine what is happening to women as American troops and international aid pull out of Afghanistan. Through Sedika’s perspective, we see how women on the front lines struggle to keep their rights and their families safe in a country where lawlessness and violence are only increasing.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Independent filmmaker and producer, Sedika Mojadidi directed her first feature documentary, Motherland Afghanistan in 2006. It was selected by UNFPA for a series of nationwide screenings throughout the United States and internationally. Sedika has since worked as supervising producer on ABC News and as producer and camera woman on television projects for The Discovery Channel, The Arts and Entertainment Channel, the Food Network and The Learning Channel. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan and raised in the United States, Sedika has a MA in Film Theory from the University of Florida and an MFA in Video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  82'
Language :   English,
Country :   Afghanistan, USA,
Director :   SEDIKA MOJADID
Producer :  
Release Year :   2018

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
Award: