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Watch: Fight for Women’s Rights in Exclusive TIFF Trailer for ‘A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers’

Watch: Fight for Women's Rights in Exclusive TIFF Trailer for 'A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers'

READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Announces Documentary Slate; Frederick Wiseman and Amy Berg Features Top List

The Toronto International Film Festival has always offered an eclectic slate of films, and this year they are including the inspiring political documentary, “A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers.” 

Filmmakers Geeta Gandbhir (“Remember the Artist Robert DeNiro Senior”) and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy are co-directing the mind-blowing documentary that tells the story of 160 boundary-pushing Bangladeshi women who join the United Nations Stabilizing Mission in Haiti. The film follows three different women in the unit who struggle being away from their family and children, while experiencing autonomy and authority that are not yet available in their home country. The film straddles two engaging stories, and provides a unique take on the Haitian political struggle through the eyes of women who are fighting for their own freedoms. 

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