A Letter to the President

An Afghani film about a female chief of police who prevents a girl being stoned to death in a Taliban-controlled area. Under pressure from Tabilan leaders and businessmen, her husband is told to bring her to heal and their fight results in her being arrested and sentenced to death for killing him in self-defence. It is done in best eastern soap opera style, really playing to the back row. I really liked the leading actress though, Leena Alam, who does her best to bring a dignified performance when it all goes a bit over-the-top.