Enemies of Happiness

Documentary | DK 2006 | 58'

In 2003 a young women caused a stir in the Afghan national assembly. She vocally expressed her criticism of the presence of warlords and the oppression of women in the country. She was expelled from the assembly. Two years later a Danish film crew accompanies Malalai Joya on her campaign for a seat for the Farah province in the Afghan parliament. Since there were already several attempts at her life, she has to keep changing her location. But in spite of these difficulties she gets through to her constituents. ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS portrays a courageous woman hailing a new Afghanistan in putting herself against adversaries with seemingly overwhelming power.

Director
Eva Mulvad
Photography
Zillah Bowes
Editor
Adam Nielsen
Music
esper Skaaning, Thomas Knak, Anders Remmer
Sound
Mikkel Groos
Producer
Helle Faber
Production
Bastard Film A/S

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First Broadcast: 12.02.2007, DR2

Selected filmography Eva Mulvad

NAR VI SKILLES (2003), KOLONIEN (2006)