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Run Time: 90 minutes
Kimberley Motley identifies with Wonder Woman. And for good reason: she is tough as nails and suffers no fools. Raised in a bad neighborhood, Kimberley fast-tracked her way to a law degree. In 2008, faced with a chance to earn good money and pay off debt, she moved without her husband and three children to work as a litigator in Kabul, Afghanistan. Even though it was initially about the money, it soon became something much, much more. MOTLEY'S LAW fearlessly follows her into the violent streets and corrupt courts of Kabul on the eve of the American withdrawal. As the only foreigner licensed to litigate in Afghanistan, as well as being female, Kimberley battles to uphold the rights of women and children and navigate the nightmares faced by westerners in a maze of democratic and Sharia Law. Hovering over it all is the possibility of sudden and brutal death. Afghanistan is called the Graveyard of Empires. Kimberley is fighting to keep it from becoming the Graveyard of Justice. –C.R.
Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 2:05 PM
Friday, April 08, 2016 at 6:40 PM
Women of the World
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
"The Devilles" (2009), "Au Pair" (2011), "Naked" (2014), MOTLEY'S LAW (2015)
Nicolaj Monberg, Steen Johannessen