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Laila at the Bridge
A Film Directed by Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00PM
231 Forest Street
Sorenson Center for the Arts
A story of heroism against impossible odds, this documentary follows Laila Haidari, an irrepressible survivor of child marriage and her own traumatic past. In the face of physical threats, governmental opposition, and the departure of the international community from an Afghanistan on the verge of collapse, Laila fights to keep alive her labor of love – a drug treatment center and a restaurant staffed by recovering addicts. Laila at the Bridge is a portrait of a determined woman who risks everything and perseveres in the face of overwhelming challenges. Elizabeth Mirzaei, one of the directors of Laila at the Bridge, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.
Free and open to the public. Registration strongly recommended.
Co-presented by the Global Film Series and the Arts and Humanities Division.