LevelK has announced that “Motley’s Law,” a documentary that investigates the justice system and human rights situation in post-war Afghanistan, will premiere in the United States in February 2016 on Al Jazeera America (AJAM). The story follows Kimberley Motley, who leaves her husband and three children at home in America in order to work as a defense lawyer in Kabul.
Award-Winning Human Rights Doc ‘Motley’s Law’ to Debut on Al Jazeera America
Award-Winning Human Rights Doc 'Motley's Law' to Debut on Al Jazeera America
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Motley is the first and only foreign lawyer licensed to litigate in the Afghan courts. For over seven years, she has stayed in Kabul and fought against corruption and human rights abuses. “Motley’s Law” recounts her experiences amid personal threats and national instability, which are making it harder and harder for her to stay in Afghanistan.
“Kimberley Motley’s story is unique, there is no one else like her,” said Kim Bondy, Senior Vice President of Programs for AJAM. “We’re proud to share the story of her hard work and dedication fighting for those who need it, and to share a new perspective of what life is like in post-war Afghanistan.”
The doc premiered at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival and was also featured at DOC NYC, where it won the Grand Jury Prize.