MARZIA, MY FRIEND + SHORT
Counting Stars | India/Czech Republic | 10 min
Directed by Maanavi Bedi
A heartwarming story about a complicated relationship, showcasing a bond between a nine year old girl; grown before her time; and her mother.
Marzia, My Friend | Finland/Afghanistan | 80 min
Directed by Kirsi Mattila
Marzia, My Friend is the story of an Afghan woman in her twenties who – just like all young people – dreams of love, freedom and an interesting job. Marzia dreams of peace and independence. But because she lives in Afghanistan, her dreams are revolutionary. Ultimately Marzia’s story becomes a symbol of the wider struggle of Afghan women: It is about the right to make decisions about your own life. The film follows Marzia’s life from spring 2011 to the end of 2014, when international troops were supposed to leave Afghanistan.
THE WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Prince Theater | Black Box
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