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‘Motley’s Law,’ About an American Lawyer’s Fight for Afghan Human Rights, to Air on Al Jazeera Am

'Motley’s Law,' About an American Lawyer's Fight for Afghan Human Rights, to Air on Al Jazeera Am

Nicole N. Horanyi’s “Motley’s Law,” a documentary profile of human rights lawyer Kimberley Motley, has found a new home at Al Jazeera America (AJAM). 

The winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 DOC NYC, “Motley’s Law” will debut in February 2016. 

Here’s the press synopsis of the film: 

“Motley’s Law” provides a rare and timely insight into the justice system and human rights situation in post-war Afghanistan.
 The story follows Kimberley Motley, who works as a defense lawyer in Kabul, leaving her husband and three children at home in America.

Motley is the first and only foreign lawyer licensed to litigate in the Afghan courts. For over seven years now, she has been determined to stay in Kabul and fight against corruption and human rights abuses. “Motley’s Law” traces her experiences and what it takes to continue her work amid personal threats and national instability, which make it harder and harder for her to stay in Afghanistan.

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Nicole N. Horanyi about “Motley’s Law.”

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