Directed by Nicole Horanyi
90 min | 2015 | Denmark | Not Rated
Presented in English and Dari, Pashtu, Bantu with English subtitles.
*Post-film Q+A via Skype with Kimberly Motley from Afghanistan.
Kimberley Motley left her husband and three kids in the US in order to work as a defence lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the first and only foreign lawyer who litigates in Afghanistan’s courts.
Kimberley is first to admit she came to Afghanistan for the money. But it has become about something else; Kimberley – who had never before left the US – saw how poorly the legal system in Afghanistan was run and how this part of the Afghan society had been totally neglected by the international community.
Since 2008, human rights cases and troubled expats have motivated her to stay, but personal threats, including grenades thrown into the front of her offices, and general conditions in the country, make it harder and harder for Kimberly to continue her work.
Time is running out. Nobody knows what will happen in Afghanistan when the international troops leave. Or, when the risk becomes too high, will Kimberley be able to stay and continue her work for justice?
Winner: Grand Jury Prize–2015 DOC NYC, Best Female Director–2015 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA); Official Selection: 2015 Chicago International Film Festival, 2015 CPH DOX Festival
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