Hollywood A-Lister and UNHCR Good Will Ambassador and Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Angelina Jolie, lent her support to the woman-centric Afghan movie, Hava, Maryam, Ayesha, ahead of its debut at the Venice Film Festival.
Helmed by first time director Sahraa Karimi, the movie documents the lives of three Afghan women from different backgrounds and the choices they have to make in life.
“A delicately made and moving film that chronicles the lives of young women in contemporary Afghanistan. It shows the grace, beauty and spirit of Afghan women as they navigate marriage, love, friendship, family and motherhood,” said Jolie in a show of support to the female centered narrative.
With a female producer, Katayoon Shahabi and an entirely Afghan cast and crew, the movie is a success for Afghanistan, that has long been under or misrepresented. The director, Karimi, in an interview at the Venice Film Festival thanked the director of the festival, Alberto Barbera, profusely.
Hava, Maryam, Ayesha has also been nominated for Best Fiction Movie at the prestigious festival. Watch the trailer here:
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