A person crouching down by a metal fence, speaking to a person on the other side of the fence

Laila at the Bridge

Rendezvous With Madness Festival

Open captioned.

Drug addiction affects millions of people in Afghanistan and has become one of the country’s deadliest problems. Amidst this crisis, Laila Haidari, the “Mother of the Addicts,” founded her own trailblazing addiction treatment facility. She finances the centre by running a restaurant, where she employs recovering heroin addicts as waiters. Local authorities chastise Laila and her methods while doing nothing to help the victims of Kabul’s opioid crisis. Laila has to stand against the corrupt government, financial hardships and even death threats to keep her center alive.

There will be a discussion following the screening. 96 minutes.

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