Enemies of Happiness

Close Up Sisters Truth To Power
Director: Eva Mulvad | Countries of production: Denmark, Finland, Norway | Year: 2006 | Length: 58 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF08

Enemies of Happiness charts the story of Malalai Joya as she campaigns to introduce democracy to a country long ruled by warlords and Taliban.

Often called the famous woman in Afghanistan, Malalai Joya campaigned in 2005 at the Afghan parliamentary election, the first democratic election in 30 years in Afghanistan. This film follows her efforts to challenge warlords and opium kings inside a war zone, even as attempts are made on her life. It is a real life story of personal courage and determination.

Sundance Film Festival, Winner, World Cinema – Documentary
Amsterdam International Documentary Film, Winner, Silver Wolf

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