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Women Make Movies , Sep.7, 2007

Documentry film on Malalai Joya
"A revelatory portrait of this extraordinary freedom fighter and the way she won the hearts of voters... "
Caroline Libresco
Sundance Film Festival

Women Make Movies is proud to announce the highly anticipated national broadcast premiere of A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS, based on the film, ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS, on the PBS series, WIDE ANGLE, Sept 11 at 9 PM on most PBS stations (check local listings).


ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS is an award winning documentary by Eva Mulvad, this inspiring film follows Malalai Joya - an extraordinary, outspoken young woman, a folk hero and a women's rights activist - during the final weeks of her riveting campaign for a seat in the newly formed democratic parliament in Afghanistan. Recently suspended from her seat for harshly criticizing the parliament, Joya continues to struggle for the rights of the people of Afghanistan.

Enemies of Happiness is released by leading independent distributor Women Make Movies and won the World Cinema Jury prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, 2007 and Silver Wolf Award at the 2006 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

This national broadcast offers an unprecedented opportunity to not only shed light on the state of politics in war-torn Afghanistan, but also to call attention to global issues of women's human rights, democracy, and social justice. These are the very issues for which Malalai Joya has been an outspoken champion, and she continues to fight on behalf of her constituents despite repeated threats to her life and a recent illegal suspension from parliament.

Please help us spread the word about Malalai Joya’s remarkable story!

Here's how you can help:

• Tune in to the broadcast premiere on PBS on Sept 11th at 9pm (check local listings).
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