Malalai Joya is a 28-year-old Afghani woman who in 2005 ran in her country''s first democratic parliamentary election in over 30 years. A survivor of repeated assassination attempts, she spreads her message surrounded by guards. How do you introduce democracy in a country where almost everyone is illiterate, votes are for sale and women cannot leave their children to vote? As the film eloquently reminds us, it takes more than Western soldiers and diplomats. Joya is a controversial voice for a nation ruined by war and ruled by tradition, and a voice with a desperate urge for change.