A Letter to the President

A Letter to the President

Afghanistan | 2017 | 83 min. | Roya Sadat

February 12, 2023

Soraya is a public official struggling to enforce the law in Afghanistan today. When she decides to save a young woman accused of adultery from the justice of a clan, things spiral for the worse to the point that she's arrested and put on death row. Asking for justice, she writes to the president, the last person who can save her. But will he listen to her plea?

Post-film Q&A with director Roya Sadat. Presented in partnership with Seattle Opera.

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

  • Director: Roya Sadat
  • Principal Cast: Leena Alam, Aziz Deildar, Mamnoon Maqsoudy, Zareen Nory, Mahmoud Aryoubi
  • Country: Afghanistan
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 83 min.
  • Screenplay: Aziz Dildar
  • Editors: Razi Kashi, Ahmad Faried Farahmand
  • Music: Zabih Mahdi
  • Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2018 (Foreign Language Film)
  • Language: Farsi
  • International Sales: Asian Shadows