SIFF Film Center, Seattle – Saturday, October 15th – 2:00 PM

Mina Walking, yosef baraki, 2015, dari, 110 min

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Mina Walking tells the story of Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, who sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented family. In the seven days that follow her life, Mina’s quest to emancipate her father from the claws of a local drug dealer and her attempt to secretly attend school underlines the current struggle of a young generation of Afghans trying to shake off the echoes of oppression from the Taliban ear that continues to haunt those who bore witness to it.