|Co-Director||Anja Al Erhayem|
In 2003, Afghan woman Malalai Joya (who was then 24) appeared before the lower house of the Afghan parliament, which is practically an all-male body. She delivered a short but highly critical attack on Afghan society. She was led out of the chamber within a few minutes and soon received anonymous death threats. Danish director Eva Mulvad follows Malalai Joya during the week leading up to parliamentary elections, in which she is standing as one of three women among forty one candidates. Her campaign is marked by threats but also by the support of villagers. Few years ago, the BBC declared Malalai Joya to be the most famous woman in Afghanistan.
Eva Mulvad is a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, 2001. Director of documentaries for DR TV since 1997. Winner of the 2006 WIFT (Women in Film and TV) award for young film talents. Co-owner of Danish Documentary Production. Enemies of Happiness (2006) was winner of IDFA Amsterdam's Silver Wolf Award and World Cinema Jury Prize at Sundance. The Good Life (2010), selected for IDFA, HotDocs and the New York Tribeca and San Francisco Film Festivals, took home the Best Documentary Award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2011