In Her Hands (Open Captioning)

Friday, November 11 - Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Please note: Showtimes on this page are for screenings of IN HER HANDS with open captions (on-screen display of dialogue and sounds). For non-open captioned screenings, see here.

During the 19 months before the Taliban retook Afghanistan, Afghan filmmaker and journalist Ayazi and Oscar-nominated director Mettelsiefen gained unique access to Zarifa Ghafari, one of the country’s youngest female mayors. Their portrait follows the 26-year-old as she navigates political and personal turmoil, from a tense relationship with her father (a leader in the Afghan military) to a dilemma about working with her bodyguard—all against the constant threat of assassination.

Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival

“An ambitious portrait of a complex conflict.” – Hollywood Reporter

  • Country Afghanistan
  • Language In Dari and Pashto with English subtitles
  • Running Time 93 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Netflix
  • Director Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, Open Captioning

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