In Her Hands
Friday, November 11 - Thursday, November 17, 2022
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
- Running Time 93 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Netflix
- Director Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning
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