A Thousand Girls Like Me

Afghanistan | 2018 | 76 min • Documentary Feature
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Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:76
Production Country:Afghanistan
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/ayKhE_IjoBg
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sahra Mani
Producer(s):Sahra Mani
Nicole Levigne
Khosraw Mani
Martin Vidalenc
Screenwriter:Sahra Mani
Giles Gardner

Description

"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.

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