Enemies of Happiness (Vores Lykkes Fjender) (2007)

Enemies of Happiness (Vores Lykkes Fjender)


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In September 2005, Afghanistan held its first parliamentary elections in 35 years. Among the candidates for 249 assembly seats was Malalai Joya, a courageous, controversial 27-year-old woman who had ignited outrage among hard-liners when she spoke out against corrupt warlords at the Grand Council of tribal elders in 2003. Enemies of Happiness is a revelatory portrait of this extraordinary freedom fighter and the way she won the hearts of voters, as well as a snapshot of life and politics in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Art House & International , Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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There's no doubt the filmmakers' sympathies lie with Joya and the women, and the pic is largely told from the young politician's point of view -- literally at one point, when the camera shows what the world looks like from behind a burqa.

Full Review… | January 16, 2007
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By gaining such intimate access to Joya, Mulvad has ample opportunity to show the person behind the politics.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
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