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Denmark, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Documentaries)

Director: Anja Al Erhayem, Eva Mulved


Winner of Silver Wolf Award at last year's International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Enemies of Happiness introduces us to a remarkable 28 year-old woman during Afghanistan's first democratic election in over 30 years. Surrounded by security, Malalai Joya spreads her political beliefs as part of her campaign to become a delegate for the National Assembly in the face of continuous death threats and four attempts on her life. D Eva Mulvad, Anja Al-Erhayem P Helle Faber WS TV2 / World Programme Sales L English, Farsi, Pasthu w/English subtitles TD HDcam/2006/58mins Banned in Indonesia, Promised Paradise follows the quest of an Indonesian puppeteer to meet three men convicted of the 2002 bombings in Bali. Along the way, filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich shows the puppeteer's unique method of exploring the issue of terrorism through puppet shows, featuring - among other things - a dancing Osama Bin Laden doll and a shadow-play attack on the World Trade Center.

D Leonard Retel Helmrich P/S Hetty Naaijkens, Leonard Retel Helmrich WS Smiley Film Distribution & World Sales L Bahasa Indonesian w/English subtitles TD betaSP/2006/52mins

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