In 2005 Afghanistan had their first democratic election after the war. We follow political active Malalai Joya in her trial campaign to get elected. Due to her pointing out several Taliban warlords wanting them prosecuted for their crimes against the Afghan people, she has since been exposed to several death threats over the last few years, and has been under constant protection. But in her home county she is regarded as a national hero and has great support for her political endeavor. Written by
This documentary on Malalai Joya was an amazing inside look at the struggles Afghani and all Islamic face. When we think of Afghanistan we think more of the physical struggles with the Taliban and those who oppose the liberalism and democracy. This documentary reveals the real and true struggle and that is with the Afghani people trying struggling with their sometimes barbaric and traditional ways of life that leaves little or no rights to women. It portrays how the traditional followers of Islam vehemently oppose the liberal view of Islam that came to rise in this country with the arrival of the Americans and the west. Malalai Joya is one of many extremely brave women and men who daily face the threat of death in order to try and bring peace and order to a devastated and impoverished nation, abused by war, war lords, and oppressed sometimes by religion. I appreciated this documentary for the view it gave on the struggle for women's rights and people's rights and freedoms in that nation. It is a view that is seen less than the physical struggle yet the most important struggle in that nation is too bring the liberty and freedom to fulfillment.
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