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.


Length: 58:30
Year of Production: 2006
Language: English/Afghan
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.


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, Expresión En Corto International Film Festival. 2007
Best Documentary, Tv-festival Copenhagen. 2007