With unprecedented access, What Tomorrow Brings goes inside the very first girls’ school in a small Afghan village. Never before have fathers here allowed their daughters to be educated, and they aren’t sure they even want to now. From the school’s beginnings in 2009 to its first graduation in 2015, the film traces the interconnected stories of students, teachers, village elders, parents, and school founder Razia Jan.
In a nation where education for young women is difficult to access and dropout numbers are high, Jan puts literacy at the forefront, encouraging the girls in their pursuit of knowledge, and independence. Her initiatives are progressive and not surprisingly encounter resistance from the locals: the threats the girls face – from forced marriage to Taliban attack – overhang the activities of the girls like a gigantic thunderstorm.