Enemies of Happiness
by Eva Mulvad
Malalai Joya has been called the most famous woman in Afghanistan. She is a young politician who dares to challenge warlords and opium kings in her fight to bring progress to Afghanistan. It is a dangerous fight and there have been four attempts on her life.
Enemies of happiness follows Joya as she runs for parliament. It is a campaign that takes place behind a burka, surrounded by bodyguards.
This award winning film is a real life thriller, it shows us what happens inside a war zone, and it brings us an incredible story about personal courage.
Year of Production: 2006
Subtitles: Danish, English, Spanish
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Director: Eva Mulvad
Producer: Helle Faber
Available on:¬†DVD (PAL) -¬†VOD (ENG, DKsubs)
Extra:¬†Malalai Joya in Copenhagen November 2006, Interview with the director, deleted scenes, trailer Interview with main characters, interview with director, deleted scenes.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Cinema for Peace Award given to Malalai Joya ‚Äď the main character in Enemies of Happiness. 2008
Best International Documentary,¬†World Cinema Jury Prize/Sundance Film Festival. 2007
Silver Wolf Award¬†for the Best Documentary under 60 min. IDFA 2006
Special Mention at¬†SilverDocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary. 2007
Nestor Almendros Prize¬†at¬†New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 2007
Best Feature Documentary,¬†High School Jury/Festival Films De Femmes, Paris. 2007
International Premier Award,¬†One World Media Awards . 2007
Special Mention,¬†One World Human Rights Film Festival, Prague. 2007
Audience Mention: Best Documentary,¬†Barcelona, 15 Mostra Internacional de Film de Dones. 2007
Best International Documentary, Expresi√≥n En Corto International Film Festival. 2007
Best Documentary, Tv-festival Copenhagen. 2007