Released in 2017 by Afghanistan’s Roya Sadat, one of the country’s leading female directors, “A Letter to the President” explores the difficulty Afghan women face when pursuing justice, and is a testament to the country’s once-flourishing cinema scene in the period between Taliban rule. Join us for this free screening, followed by a panel discussion by Afghan film scholars. Post-film discussion with Samiullah Nabipour and Sayed Zubair Hashimi, Scholar-at-Risk Fellows, Harvard University. Moderated by Richard Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Harvard University. Watch the trailer.
Co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Department of Audio, Film, and Visual Studies