CPH:DOX and Dagmar Teatret invites you to the opening of this year’s F:ACT Award with the premiere of the film ’Motley’s Law’ – a film about human rights and the Afghan legal system.
For the third year in a row CPH:DOX hands out F:ACT Award to films in the field between documentary and investigative journalism. It is film that doesn’t only show the world, but also aims at changing it. In total 10 films are nominated in F:ACT Award which is sponsored by Dansk Journalistforbund.
Read more about all of the nominated films
A idealistic battle for human rights
F:ACT Award will begin on November 4 with the European premiere of ‘Motley’s Law by Danish filmmaker Nicole Horanyi. The film follows defense lawyer Kimberley Motley, who has left her husband and their three children in the United States to work as a defence attorney in the Afghan capital Kabul.
She is the first and only foreign lawyer holding office in the country and first came to Afghanistan to earn money. But gradually, her mission took on a new twist. As it dawned on her how badly the Afghan legal system works, Motley’s primary focal point over the past eight years of her idealistic efforts have been human rights. But threats to her person and the country’s fragile state have also made it increasingly difficult for her to live up to the high expectations that the strong-willed woman has made for herself. It is time to make a decision, which will change her life either way.
At the European premiere on November 4 I Dagmar Teater you can meet the director Nicole Horanyi.
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In an interview with DOX:TV Nicole Horanyi tells, why she was drawn to Kimberley as a person.