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FILM LIBRARY » 2016 » DOCUMENTARY » FILM DETAILSNEXT »
MARZIA, MY FRIEND
 
MARZIA, MY FRIEND
 
US Premiere

Director: Kirsi Mattila

Finland/Afganistan, 2015, 80min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Documentary
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Winner: Best Feature Documentary

Crew:  Producers: Elina Pohjola, Piia Nokelainen - Screenwriters: Kirsi Mattila - Editor: Hanna Kuirinlahti -
Email:  viivi.veivopohjolafilmi.fi

synopsis
"Marzia, My Friend" is the story of an Afghan woman in her twenties who - just like all young people - dreams of love, freedom and an interesting job. Marzia 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 supposed to leave Afghanistan.

director
Kirsi Mattila is a documentary director-screenwriter and a freelance journalist. She has worked as a journalist since 1980 and graduated as Licentiate of Philosophy in 1993, majoring in Theater Research. Since 1994 Mattila has written and directed a number of educational programs and documentaries for TV and film.
Filmography   

filmmaker's note
Ultimately Marzia’s story is a symbol of the wider struggle of Afghan women: it is about the right of women – of people – to decide for themselves about their lives, their freedom to choose their own path.

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