The Noble Guardian is a film about Afghan women’s rights activist Mahbouba Seraj who refused to leave when the Taliban took power in August 2021. This courageous and defiant 73yo chose to stay in Kabul and fight when everyone else who could fled.

The film follows Mahbouba as she deals with the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan after its 20-year war and the plight of women and girls under the brutal Taliban regime that worsens by the day.

Within months of regaining power, the Taliban banned girls from attending secondary school and have since banned women from university and working at all NGO’s. Women have become prisoners in their own homes and Mahbouba risks her life every day to give them a voice and to ensure their plight remains in the world’s consciousness.