A Thousand Girls Like Me

Sahra Mani, Afghanistan, 2018

When Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman, opposes the will of her family and the traditions of her country to seek justice for years of sexual abuse from her father, she sheds light on the faulty Afghan judicial system and the women it rarely protects. One woman’s obstinate battle to make her voice heard demonstrates the power of action over fear, documented by a young Afghan director.

Produced by: 

 Nicole Levigne

 Sahra Mani

Co-Produced by:

 Martine Vidalenc for MARMITAFILMS

 Khosraw Mani 

 Martine Vidalenc


 Human Rights Watch Festival, 2018

 European Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2018

 World Premiere at Hot Docs, 2018


 Chicken & Egg fellowship program 2015-2016

 Sundance Film Institute, Development Grant

 Bertha Foundation Fellowship supports projects, 2016

 IDFA Bertha Production Grant

 Fork Films

 Région Nouvelle Aquitaine

 Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

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A Thousand Girls Like Me / Sahra Mani
A Thousand Girls Like Me / Sahra Mani