Women’s Rights Collective – SA/NT brings you a story of a woman who had once defied the Taliban regime and later dreamed of a democratic country.
Amnesty International Australia’s Women’s Rights Collective – SA/NT cordially invites you to the screening of FRONTRUNNER, a story of a woman who bravely contested in the 2008 Afghanistan Presidential Elections in hopes of bringing democracy to the country.
FRONTRUNNER is the story of Dr Massouda Jalal, a medical doctor and mother of three, who boldly ran for President of Afghanistan in 2008 as the only woman among 17 other candidates. Facing death threats and bomb attacks, Jalal persevered and campaigned courageously to make a dream come true.
Join us for the screening of this inspiring story and stay back after to chat with us about how this story will inspire you to achieve your dream for a world where women’s rights is upheld.
Entrance is free, so bring your friends and family along!
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FRONTRUNNER: the Afghan woman who surprised the world
FRONTRUNNER tells the heroic story of Dr Massouda Jalal, a medical doctor and mother of three. As a children’s advocate, she defied the murderous Taliban regime. Now, she boldly runs for president – the only woman in a field of 17 candidates. In a dramatic turn of events, she holds the fate of the country’s first presidential election in her own hands. Amidst death threats and bomb attacks, Jalal doggedly campaigns from the back of a taxi, in mosques, in homes, in busy markets and in the streets. Her courage shows that it’s the dangerous work done by ordinary Afghans – women and men – that will determine the fate of a newly born democracy.