For over four years, filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi followed two unconventional Afghan women, Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist. As American forces and aid leave Afghanistan, the country’s fragile democracy and the recent gains for women hang in the balance. The two women are forced to choose between motherhood and ambition amidst threats to their lives and families. Mojadidi was The Family of Woman’s Retrospective Filmmaker in 2017 with her previous film, Motherland Afghanistan, and presented clips of this work in progress. Facing the Dragon is the winner of the 2018 Human Rights Watch Nestor Almendros Award for Courage in Filmmaking.
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