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The Sharp Edge of Peace | Roya Sadat Following Fight For Women’s Rights in Afghanistan – Hot Docs Festival 2024

With the inevitable takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, there is a genuine fear that women’s rights in the country will be reverted to burkas, public bans, and no job or education opportunities. Director Roya Sadat follows a few female Afghanistan negotiators in the hope of preventing another hardline rulership of the Taliban against women.

Here is the official synopsis:

In 2021, after 20 years of war in Afghanistan, women were in a precarious position with the withdrawal of foreign troops and the rise of the Taliban as they took political and military control of the country. A powerful, revealing, and necessary political thriller, The Sharp Edge of Peace follows four courageous women on the Afghan government’s negotiating team during this fraught time as they risk their lives to navigate the hard road to peace with a group of men historically committed to denying their most basic rights. The team’s intelligence, resilience, and bravery in the face of an impossible situation are a powerful representation of all women globally who continue to fight for true peace and equality, portraying the unwavering determination and indomitable spirit of women’s resistance amid adversity. The world is watching, and they plan to deliver, no matter the cost.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director Roya Sadat about her female subjects, negotiations, Taliban rule, and any personal dangers.

Roya Sadat is the first woman director in Afghan cinema’s post-Taliban era. She debuted with Three Dots, a crime drama, followed by A Letter to the President, a drama about a female prisoner pleading with the Afghan President for help.

The Sharp Edge of Peace premiered at the Hot Docs Festival 2024.

Watch the exclusive interview with Roya Sadat below. Let us know what you think of this interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive

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