Netflix debuted the official trailer for In Her Hands, the documentary on Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor braving mortal danger to lead a fight for education for the next generation of Afghans.
Directed by Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen, and produced by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, the documentary had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, and will be released on Netflix and in select theaters on November 16.
Filmed across two turbulent years, In Her Hands tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling. As Western forces announce their retreat and the Taliban start their sweep back to power, Zarifa and women across the country face a new reality. Amid these tectonic changes, Zarifa must make the most difficult decision of her life.
Watch the official trailer for In Her Hands.