Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

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Filmed across two turbulent years, the documentary “In Her Hands” tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling. [Netflix photo]

The Afghanistan documentary “In Her Hands,” co-directed by Tamana Ayazi (“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”) and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen (“Watani: My Homeland”) will open at IFC in New York on Nov. 11.

A Propagate Production in association with Moondogs and HiddenLight Productions, the film launches globally on Netflix on Nov. 16.

Filmed across two turbulent years, “In Her Hands” tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position.

The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling: As Western forces announce their retreat, and the Taliban starts its sweep back to power, Zarifa and women across the country face a new reality. Amid these massive changes, Zarifa must make the most difficult decision of her life.

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, co-founders of HiddenLight Productions, are among the executive producers on the documentary.

“‘In Her Hands’ is an extraordinary work of personal storytelling that offers us a rare glimpse and real understanding of what women in Afghanistan have faced in recent years. When we first heard about this project, we had to be involved,” the Clintons said in a statement.

“We believe girls and women — and men and boys — everywhere will be inspired by the hard work, intelligence and pure determination of Zarifa Ghafari … and her ongoing fight for women’s rights today. Ms. Gharafi’s story deserves to be told and we couldn’t be more proud and excited to help share this film with Netflix’s global audience.”

“In Her Hands” is produced by Juan Camilo Cruz for Moondogs and Jonathan Schaerf for Propagate.

Along with the Clintons and the films co-directors, executive producers are Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Isabel San Vargas, George Loening (for Propagate), Siobhan Sinnerton, Johnny Webb, Roma Khanna (for HiddenLight), Stephen Ellis (for Moondogs), Rob Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant.

-BAM

 

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