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A lawyer reluctantly takes on the pro bono asylum case of a woman who has fled the brutal Taliban regieme in Afghanistan and arrived in the United States seeking freedom.

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Inspired by a true story, a self-centered corporate lawyer is forced to take on a pro-bono case to help a young Afghan woman seek refuge from the tyrannical regime of the Taliban. Together the two women take on a brutal legal system to win asylum. Written by Anonymous

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19 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This topical film portrays a true story based on the life of an Afghanistan immigrant who arrived in the US without the proper papers. As a result, she must withstand the many trials and tribulations in the U.S. court system to win asylum in the United States. With the Taliban in control in her home country, she fears for her life should she be deported. The corporate lawyer assigned to this pro bono case is Juliette Lewis while Layla Alizad plays the young woman seeking asylum. Both actors gave performances with great bravada, each displaying fortitude in the face of adversity. Their work in this Court TV movie should be recognized and I hope that Court TV continues to make original films of such quality. The film is definitely worth a looksee. It's timely and about as well written as just about any other tv movie out there, well directed and well acted.


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