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ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS

UK Premiere
Dir: Eva Mulvad
Denmark / 2006 / 58mins

Enemies of Happiness follows Malalai Joya on the campaign trail in the run-up to the first democratic parliamentary election in Afghanistan for over 30 years.

In 2003 Malalai Joya challenged the power of warlords in the country's new government. Two years later, the 28-year-old ran in her country's first democratic parliamentary election in over 30 years.

A survivor of repeated assassination attempts, she campaigned surrounded by armed guards. How do you introduce democracy in a country where a majority of the people are illiterate, votes are for sale, and warlords use threats and bribes to control the ballots, and many women cannot leave their children to vote?

Followed by a Q&A with producer Helle Faber and cinematographer Zillah Bowes.

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Date: Sat 24 March, 2007
Time: 19:00
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