A Thousand Girls Like Me
France/Afghanistan | 2018 | 80 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 181230
The story of a young Afghan woman’s brave fight for justice after experiencing years of abuse at the hands of her father.
"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."
"A gripping look at sexual and physical abuse, incest and societal restrictions upon women in Afghanistan"
"An extraordinary film."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Full Frame Film Festival, Winner, Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award
- Sedona Film Festival, Best Foreign Documentary
- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
- HotDocs- International Premiere
- Sheffield Doc Festival
- Human Right Watch Festival
Sahra Mosawi-Mani is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, university lecturer, and founder of Afghanistan Documentary House. She began working in media in 2001 with the goal of using media as a catalyst for good. She received a Masters degree in documentary filmmaking from University of the Arts London and has since focused on creating documentaries about her own country Afghanistan. Her films include Kaloo School (2013), Beyond the Burka (2014), and A Thousand Girls Like Me (2018). (08/18)