“★★★★ An extraordinary film.”
THE GUARDIAN

“Every woman in this country has a hundred owners. Fathers, brothers, uncles, neighbours. They all believe they have the right to speak on our behalf and make decisions for us. That’s why our stories are never heard, but buried with us.”
– Sahra Mani, director, A Thousand Girls Like Me

When Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman, forces her father to stand trial after a lifetime of sexual abuse, she risks her family, freedom, and personal safety to expose a judicial system that incriminates the very women who seek protection. In a country where the systematic abuse of girls is rarely discussed, Afghan filmmaker Sahra Mani presents an awe-inspiring story of one woman’s battle against cultural, familial, and legal pressures as she embarks on a mission to set a positive example for her daughter and other girls like her.

This film is unclassified and is restricted to persons aged 18+.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

FESTIVAL SELECTION
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival 2018
Sheffield Film Festival 2018
Göteborg Film Festival 2019

AWARDS
International Documentary Festival, Biarritz (France) – Young Europeans Jury Awards Nominee, Audience Award, IDFA 2018
International Afghan Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm (Sweden) – Audience Awards for Best Documentary and Special Jury Awards

 

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