In Her Hands is a documentary directed by Marcel Mettelsiefen and Tamana Ayazi.
A well produced documentary that is heartrending, saddening, but necessary to watch.
It starts in August 2021, as Western forces withdraw from Afghanistan, this documentary follows youngest female mayor, Zafira Ghafari, and as braves mortal danger to lead a fight for education for the next generation of Afghans.
About the Documentary
A documentary that has a clear objective and an admirably brave protagonist, Zarifa Ghafari. We follow her during the heartrending time in 2021 when the Western troops left Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban.
Being the youngest female mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, shows us that she is not about to give up the few but hard won rights of women in her country. She relays what it was like to live under Taliban regime prior to the invasion. Through her account we witness what life is like in the region now, and what the people are up against.
The documentary has impressive scenes and provides us with facts that we all should know, such as the Taliban blacklists, the persecutions, and especially, the chaos of the situation.
It is a tough and cold documentary, all the while tender in its honesty and Zafira’s courage. But, ultimately, it is heartrending, and tragic as we know what direction Afghanistan has taken since this was filmed.
This documentary is a good choice if you seek to learn about this destroyed territory, and understand further the harshness women live under in Afghanistan.
November 16, 2022.
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In Her Hands (2022)
Movie title: In Her Hands
Movie description: It starts in August 2021, as Western forces withdraw from Afghanistan, this documentary follows youngest female mayor, Zafira Ghafari, and as braves mortal danger to lead a fight for education for the next generation of Afghans.
Date published: November 12, 2022
Country: United States
Duration: 93 mins
Author: Elisabeth plank
Director(s): Marcel Mettelsiefen, Tamana Ayazi
A necessary documentary. It is well produced, and the story of Zarifa Ghafari during and after the withdrawal of Western troop from Afghanistan, is one that deserves to be told.