Facing the Dragon



St. John's College FSK Auditorium Sat, Mar 23, 2019 4:45 PM
TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, Non-Refundable, No Exchanges
Maryland Hall Bowen Lower Theater Sun, Mar 24, 2019 8:15 PM
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Film Info
Section:Feature Documentary
Film Type:Feature
Subtitles:In Afghan Persian with English subtitles
Director:Sedika Mojadidi
Produced By:Jenny Raskin
Elizabeth Tracy
Editing By:Sinnead Kinnane
Jon Nealon


Move over Wonder Woman, our new fave femme superheroes are the two Afghan women profiled in this film, Nilofar and Shakila. As professional women - one a journalist and the other a politician - both are part of a presumed post-Taliban Afghanistan, where they are trying to survive and make change in a land where strict patriarchy reigns supreme. Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi, herself an Afghan whose family immigrated to the US when she was a child, has crafted a vivid profile in courage and a beacon of hope for women worldwide.(USA, 2018, 80 min., Documentary)