Facing the Dragon
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Facing the Dragon, a documentary that pays tribute to two women's determination to change Afghanistan from within.
About Facing the Dragon
Sorry, but this event has been and gone!
Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi crafts an intimate portrait of two awe-inspiring women: Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist. With recent gains for women and the country?s fragile democracy hanging in the balance, Facing the Dragon pays tribute to its protagonists? determination to change their country from within ? and to the energy women the world over are pouring into addressing power imbalance.
BEYOND THE SCREEN
Join us after the film to explore the space being carved for women?s voices, especially in the political and media arenas, and how life continues in these fragile contexts. We will be joined by guests including Dr Marianna Leite (Global Lead, Gender and Inequality, Christian Aid) and Alys Mumford (Communications and Engagement Manager, Engender).
Presented in association with Christian Aid, Engender and Mercy Corps.
Sedika Mojadidi | USA/Afghanistan/Australia/Germany | 2018 | 80 min | Afghan Persian with English subtitles
Screening as part of Take One Action Film Festival 2019, 18th - 29th September
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Facing the Dragon are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.
Other Events at Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow or Take One Action Film Festival Glasgow
Film Events you might like...
25th October 2019
Govan Shed, Glasgow South Side
Back for a third year Horror Nights Glasgow is bigger and more terrifying than ever featuring live scare actors and an amazing movie in an abandoned haunted warehouse!
Nights Out Events you might like...
Find other events in Glasgow
This Halloween, step into a magical world full of light, fantasy and fun when GlasGLOW returns to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens courtesy of itison!
Glasgow's biggest and best FREE fireworks display returns on Tuesday 5th November 2019 to Glasgow Green!
The world class team behind GlasGLOW is turning Kelvingrove into Elfingrove, with a spellbinding night time tour of Glasgow's best-loved museum, where the magic of Christmas is brought to life!
Glasgow's annual Christmas Lights Switch On in George Square will take place on Sunday 17th November 2019!
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed Broadway production Les Misérables will tour the UK and it's coming to Glasgow for the first time!
Advertise With Us
Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!
Click here to find out more »