FACING THE DRAGON
(80 min) Afghanistan/US


Director: Sedika Mojadidi
Producer: Jenny Raskin

Description:
Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi follows two Afghan women, a member of Parliament and a journalist, as the international community withdraws from Afghanistan, threatening its fragile democracy.

Biography:
Sedika Mojadidi is an independent filmmaker, producer, and writer, directed her first feature documentary, Motherland Afghanistan for PBS’ Independent Lens in 2006. The film follows her father’s struggle to make a difference in the maternal mortality epidemic gripping Afghanistan and premiered at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles. Sedika has produced and filmed television projects for over a decade. Her credits include: ABC News, The Discovery Channel, Guardian Multi-Media, Human Rights Watch, A&E, TLC, New York Times Television and the Food Network. Her writing was featured in the anthology of Afghan American writing, One Story, Thirty Stories, winner of the 2012 Independent Book Publishers Silver Award for Best Anthology.

Jenny Raskin is a documentary director and producer based in New York. She also works as the VP for development for Impact Partners, a social issue documentary fund. Her credits include: Here Come the Videofreex, Motherland Afghanistan, Our Nixon, and Step.

Contact Information:
e: sedika88@gmail.com
w: https://www.sedikamojadidi.org/



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