Research / Idea / Script:
Thomas Knark, Jesper Skaaning, Anders Remmer
Malalai Joya is a 28 year-old woman from Afghanistan. This film follows her parliamentary campaign to her election as a delegate in Wolesi Jirga, or National Assembly. It is the first democratic parliament election in Afghanistan in over 30 years. Surrounded by security, Malalai Joya spreads her political beliefs despite several death threats. There have been 4 attempts against her life.
Director s statement:
Eva Mulvad Born 1972, Denmark. Graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, 2001. Director of documentaries for DR TV since 1997. Winner of the 2006 WIFT (Women in Film and TV) award for young film talents.
Previous festival screenings and awards:
2007 One World Media 2007 Silverdocs, special mention 2006 Sundance, World Cinema Jury Prize 2006 IDFA, Silver Wolf Award
2006 Vores lykkes fjender 2006 Kolonien