From the FLP mailbox:
I am writing to you from Women Make Movies—a non-profit media arts organization and the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women—to let you know about the highly anticipated national broadcast of A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS on PBS this Sept 11th at 9pm. Based on WMM’s award-winning doc ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS, this extraordinary program follows outspoken Afghani women’s rights activist, Malalai Joya, during the final weeks of her riveting campaign for a seat in the newly formed democratic parliament of Afghanistan.
Women Make Movies is proud to be distributing ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS and we invite you to tune in on September 11th for the national broadcast premiere of A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS on the acclaimed PBS series WIDE ANGLE!
As you know, documentary film can be an incredible tool for education and awareness, and this national broadcast offers an unprecedented opportunity to not only shed light on the state of politics in war-torn Afghanistan, but also to call attention to global issues of women’s human rights, democracy, and social justice. These are the very issues for which Malalai Joya has been an outspoken champion, and she continues to fight on behalf of her constituents despite repeated threats to her life and a recent illegal suspension from parliament.
Please help us spread the word about Malalai Joya’s remarkable story! Here’s how you can help:
Tune in to the broadcast premiere on PBS on Sept 11th at 9pm (check local listings); Forward the announcement below to your members, staff, colleagues and friends; Post a link to the announcement on your website or blog [Link to: http://www.wmm.com/enemiesofhappiness/]; Forward this to like-minded discussion groups or listservs. Learn more about the film and about Malalai Joya.
With the broadcast approaching so quickly, we’re doing all we can to solicit support from as many diverse constituencies as possible. Thank you so much in advance for your attention to this request!
– Sarah Reynolds, Educational Sales & Marketing Coordinator, WOMEN MAKE MOVIES