Facing The Dragon
On Demand Now
From 2013 to 2017, director Sedika Mojadid recorded the process of American forces and foreign aid beginning their retreat from Afghanistan. It was clear then that the country's fragile democracy and the hard-fought advances for its women hung in the balance.
"Facing The Dragon" is a prescient documentary that puts us on the ground with Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist, who face a choice between motherhood and their personal devotion to reform in Afghanistan.
Director Sedika Mojadidi has worked as a camerawoman and producer for ABC News, A&E, Discovery and Human Rights Watch. Through her special insider access, "Facing The Dragon" reveals the day-to-day realities of Afghan women on the front lines struggling to maintain their hard-won rights in a place where lawlessness, political instability, suicide bombs and civil war are a way of life.
This film is available to watch on demand through Oct. 10, 2021. Watch an exclusive interview with the filmmaker, Sedika Mojadidi.