About the Screening
Filmed across two turbulent years, In Her Hands tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling. As Western forces announce their retreat and the Taliban start their sweep back to power, Zarifa and women across the country face a new reality. Amid these tectonic changes, Zarifa must make the most difficult decision of her life.
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Closed Captioning is available for the film and the Q&A. ASL is available for the Q&A only.
Director(s): Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen
Producer(s): Juan Camilo Cruz, Jonathan Schaerf