On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the Delegation of the European Union and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invite you to the screening of “Facing the Dragon,” a documentary by Sedika Mojadidi.

In “Facing the Dragon,” two women refuse to be silenced and underestimated in male-dominated Afghanistan. Nilofar Ibrahimi, one of the few female members of the parliament, and journalist Shakila Ibrahimhhail have to survive in a country where “patriarchy is over the top.”

Both do so with incredible strength and independence, but their choices take large personal tolls.

The screening will be at 6 p.m. Monday, December 9, at Landmark Theatres Atlantic Plumbing Cinema, 807 V Street NW, between 8th & 9th streets, Washington D.C., 20001. RSVP here.

The documentary will be introduced by representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Delegation of the European Union.

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With the screening of the documentary we aim to draw attention to human rights and situations in which these are at stake.