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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