MARZIA, MY FRIEND

MARZIA, YSTÄVÄNI

By Kirsi MATTILA

CITIZEN JANE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

“A dream of love, freedom and peace in Afghanistan”

Festivals
& Awards

Galway Film Fleadh 2015
Human Rights Feature in Association with Amnesty International –prize
Festival Norpas 2015
Blue Sea Film Festival 2015
Montreal World Film Festival 2015
Public Award for the Best Documentary -prize
Helsinki International Film Festival, Love and Anarchy 2015
Valladolid International Film Festival SEMINCI 2015
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2015
Vienna Refugee Film Week 2015
Opening Film
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kirsi MATTILA
    • Writer(s)
    • Kirsi MATTILA
    • Producer(s)
    • Elina POHJOLA (POHJOLA-FILMI), Piia NOKELAINEN (POHJOLA-FILMI)
    • Synopsis
    • Marzia, My Friend is the story of an Afghan woman in her twenties, who like all young people dreams of love, freedom and an interesting job. She 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 due to leave Afghanistan.
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