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LAILA AT THE BRIDGE

Directed by: Elizabeth Mirzaei & Gulistan Mirzaei

Runtime: 96 min

Year: 2018

Country: Canada/Afghanistan

Rated: Not Rated

Language: Dari, Pushto, Persian, & English

Subtitles: English

Film Type: Documentary

Available to view from March 30 through April 5 or until all tickets are reserved.

Post-film discussion moderated by the director of the Tanner Humanities Center, Erika George, on local, state, federal, and international topics related to addiction including stigma, funding, government policy, and how to support a loved one.

On March 30, 2021 we hosted a free screening of Laila at the Bridge funded in part by Tanner Center for Human Rights and Tanner Humanities Center, and presented in collaboration with Women Leaders in Global Health Task Force. Do you have questions or looking for resources after watching the film? Here is a list of resources about the filmmaker and subjects:

Laila Haidari survived child marriage and her own traumatic past to battle one of the deadliest problems in Afghanistan: heroin addiction. As the “mother of the addicts,” she must prevail over a crisis of addiction and a corrupt government in a country on the verge of collapse.



Post-film discussion:

On local, state, federal, and international topics related to addiction including stigma, funding, government policy, and how to support a loved one.

  • Moderated by Erika George, director of the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah

 

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Jennifer Plumb, a practicing physician and medical director of Utah Naloxone
  • Dr. Marcela C. Smid, medical director of the SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence
  • Teneille Brown, who is a Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and an adjunct in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Program for Medical Ethics and Humanities
  • Asha Parekh, the Director of the Refugee Services Office within the Department of Workforce Services for the state of Utah – she also started the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA Utah in 2007 to better assist victims of violence in one location

 


 

Screening funded in part by

Presented in collaboration with
The Women Leaders in Global Health

Official Selection:

2018 CPH:DOX, 2018 DOC NYC

Tuesday, March 30 @ 7:00 PM

Live Stream

Format: Live Stream

Capacity: 200

Restrictions: Available only to viewers in Utah