MARZIA, YSTÄVÄNI / MARZIA, MY FRIEND

2015, Colour, Finland, Documentaries

 

Production Team

Director : Kirsi Mattila

Cinematographer : Sari Aaltonen, Malek Shafi’i, Alka Sadat, Kirsi Mattila, Hashim Didari

Editor : Hanna Kuirinlahti

Music : Pessi Levanto

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Elina Pohjola, Piia Nokelainen, Pohjola-filmi, Rahakamarinportti 3A, 00240 Helsinki (Finlande), elina.pohjola@pohjolafilmi.fi.


 

Synopsis

This is the story of an Afghan woman in her twenties, who, like all young, 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: about the right to make decisions about your own life. The film follows Marzia’s life from spring of 2011 to the end of 2014, when international troops were scheduled to leave Afghanistan.

 

Director

KIrsi Mattila is a Finnish documentary director-screenwriter and a freelance journalist. She has worked as a journalist since 1980 and took a degree in theatre in 1993. Selected filmography: Small Events (2000), Department E3 (2001), Sampsa and Niki (2003), Possible Friend (2003), The Joy of Giving Birth (2004), 80 Years of Student Theatre (2006) and Niki and Niki’s Brother (2008).


 

Projections

Tuesday September 1, 2022 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14
Friday September 4, 2022 - 12:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 2


 

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