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A Thousand Girls Like Me
A film by Sahra Mani
France/Afghanistan, 2018, 80 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W181230
A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME is an awe-inspiring vérité documentary that tells the story of a young Afghan woman’s brave fight to seek justice and protect her children after experiencing years of abuse at the hands of her father.

Khatera Golzad’s father physically and sexually abused her for more than thirteen years, and after several aborted pregnancies, she gave birth to a daughter and a son. Despite her many attempts to file charges, neither the Afghan police nor the legal system helped her. In 2014, she appeared on national television to publicly accuse her father, finally succeeding in bringing her case to court despite threats from male relatives and judges who labelled her a liar.

Shedding light on the broken Afghan judicial system and the women it seldom protects, A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME is the story of one woman’s battle against cultural, familial, and legal pressures as she embarks on a mission to set a positive example for her daughter and other girls like her. In a country where the systematic abuse of girls is rarely discussed, Afghan filmmaker Sahra Mani’s film is ultimately a story of bravery, love, hope and resilience.


This film is currently available for pre-order. Contact orders@wmm.com.



AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
  • HotDocs- International Premiere
  • Sheffield Doc Festival
  • Human Right Watch Festival

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QUOTES

    "The raw, heartbreaking film shows the double threat of a broken judicial system and ingrained oppressive and sexist attitudes. But the uplifting ending offers a glimmer of hope."
    The New York Times

    "A gripping look at sexual and physical abuse, incest and societal restrictions upon women in Afghanistan"
    Medium

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