An inspiring woman

A blogger friend informed me about a film called "Enemies of Happiness". It is a film that follows the campaign of Malalai Joya, a 28 year-old Afghan woman running in the country's first democratic parliamentary elections in 35 years. The film won the World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentaries at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

She came to prominence in 2003 when she attacked fellow members of a Loya Jerga (or governing council) saying:

“The chairman of every committee is already selected. Why do you not take all these criminals to one committee so that we see what they want for this nation. These were those who turned our country into the nucleus of national and international wars. They were the most anti-women people in the society who wanted to [makes pause] who brought our country to this state and they intend to do the same again. I believe that it is a mistake to test those already being tested. They should be taken to national and international court.”

Link: Here, here, and her website here

What a courage, lets send her our prayers and good wishes. That's the least we can do.