NEW YORK – Paramount+ will exclusively premiere the award-winning MTV Documentary Film, AFGHAN DREAMERS. Executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Sheila Nevins and Oscar® winner Ellen Goosenberg Kent, the feature-length documentary will launch on the streaming service this coming Tuesday, May 23rd.
Winner of the Best Human Rights Film award at Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland and the Audience Award for Tiempo de Historia at Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain, AFGHAN DREAMERS tells the harrowing story of an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan as they struggle to succeed in international competitions, while combating their male-dominated culture under the threat of Taliban rule. It has been a sensation at film festivals across the country including: Boulder, Cleveland, Dallas, Montclair, SCAD Savannah and more.
The premiere of AFGHAN DREAMERS comes on the heels of the United Nations Security Council’s recent condemnation of the Afghani government’s infringement on women and girls’ right to obtain an education or work. In March, film participant Somaya Faruqi, former captain of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team, participated in a U.N. Conference on International Women’s Day.