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Facing the Dragon

Season 3 Episode 7 | 55m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

As American forces and foreign aid leave Afghanistan, the country's fragile democracy and the recent gains for women hang in the balance. Trapped in the uncertainty are Nilofar and Shakila, who are forced to choose between motherhood and their devotion to reform. FACING THE DRAGON exposes the day-to-day realities of Afghan women on the front lines struggling to maintain their hard-won rights.

Aired: 03/17/19

Expires: 10/10/21

Rating: TV-PG

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