To mark International Women's Day, the United Nations, the European Commission and BOZAR present "Nadia" and invites TheMerode members to discover the inspiring story of the international football star, Nadia Nadim in the eponymous documentary by Anissa Bonnefont.

How do you rebuild yourself after losing your father and homeland at the age of 8? 

Nadia Nadim, who experienced a tragedy early in life when her father was murdered by the Taliban in 2000, found solace in the beautiful game of football. Fueled by her passion for the sport, she went on to become a striker for both the national team of her adopted country, Denmark, and the prestigious Paris-Saint-Germain team. Her story serves as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the transformative power of determination and hard work.

Nadia wants to return to Afghanistan to find out more about her father’s fate. 

Take this opportunity to discover the journey of perseverance for the UNESCO ambassador and future reconstructive surgeon. 

Meet and share with Anissa Bonnefont, the director of the film.  

We welcome you at TheMerode stables at 6.00 PM  for a drink before departing together to the movie screening at Bozar. 

The film will be followed by a panel discussion, in the presence of the film’s director, Anissa Bonnefont 

Other speakers will be announced shortly.

Anissa Bonnefont was born in Paris in 1984. After studying theatre in New York, she took her first steps as a director and producer with the film Wonder Boy. She is currently writing her next film, an adaptation of Jim’s comic book One Night in Rome.

The film is in English, French, Danish, Dari/Farsi with subtitles in English. Runtime: 90 minutes.

To watch the trailer, click here 


  • 18:00 > Welcome drink at TheMerode 
  • 18:30 – 18:45 > Welcome at Bozar
  • 19:00 > Film Screening 
  • 20:30 > Panel Discussion


BOZAR (Salle M)

Rue Ravenstein 23

1000 Brussels

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