Dr. Massouda Jalal, a medical doctor, was a candidate in two Afghan elections as the nation reorganized itself following the U.S.-led overthrow of the Taliban.
The film, which ended its run at the Circle yesterday, provides a vivid portrait of Jalal and her presidential campaign, the only woman in the 17-candidate race.
Here's a quick summary of the documentary:
Jalal doggedly campaigns from the back of a taxi, in mosques, in homes, in busy markets and in the streets. Her courage shows that it's the dangerous work done by ordinary Afghans—women and men—that will determine the fate of a newly born democracy.In other words, this film reveals a hopeful democratic opening in one of the most troubled nations of the world. That's why we applaud the Circle and the League of Women Voters for sponsoring this film.
The film has closed in Tulsa, but you can find out more (and see an 8-minute clip) at the film's website here.