Hanging with wonderful people chatting about the next film. Turns out you CAN have productive brainstorms on snowmobiles.
What an inspiration you are Frozan! I am so grateful that you were able to (finally!) take the stage this weekend and discuss the film and the impact sports can have for women in oppressive countries with @minkyworden. Huge thanks to the @humanrightswatch film festival for making it all happen!!
I’m sitting at the airport on my way to Amsterdam thinking about my dear friend @frozan_rasooli. She is one of the brave women featured in my film, @afghancycles. Our main character in fact. And I get to see her on SATURDAY! Since premiering the film in April, I’ve been so uncomfortable being “the face” of this film when it is not about me in the least. But because of passports and visas, we haven’t been able to get any of the women to the festivals yet. It’s always been my dream to sit in the audience and watch the characters of the film get up on stage and present their story proudly. AND THAT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!! On Saturday at the @humanrightswatch Film Festival, Frozan will join @minkyworden for a conversation about the role sports can play for women in war-torn countries. And I get to just sit back and take it all in. Frozan, I am so proud of you, inspired by you, and I can’t wait to finally see you on the stage inspiring others with your story ❤️ .
Photo by @jennygnichols .
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