About New View Media. 

New View Media, LLC produces multi-platform communications tools and tactics, specializing in social and behavior change strategies for positive public health outcomes.  Virginia Williams founded New View Films in 2000, and after over a decade of producing Emmy-award winning programing for Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, PBS, and others, she decided to concentrate full time on communication for development, or C4D. Visit the New View Media website.

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“Massouda’s candidacy is all about change.” –CNN

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This well-made film opens with a view of the Afghan countryside -a highway through a valley, camels, children, veiled women, a truck and some balloons. A transistor radio transmits the voice of a woman who says she wants "to see once again the Afghanistan of our youth, peaceful and free."

Film Festivals and Screenings

US Premiere Slamdance Film Festival, 2008
Int. Premiere, Cine Documental, Mexico, 2008
Official Selection (selected list):

Miami International Film Festival 

Jackson Hole Film Festival

Independent Film Festival Boston 

Tallgrass Film Festival 

UN Association Film Festival

Get her book.

03.2014 - Written by FRONTRUNNER protagonist Dr. Massouda Jalal and Dr. Mario Silva: Hanging by a Thread: Afghan Women's Rights and Security Threats, on Amazon or Mosaic Press.

Our Supporters.

FRONTRUNNER was made possible by the generous support of the following foundations and organizations: 
Afghan Women Leaders Connect  
The Independent Television Service  
The MacArthur Foundation    
The Tides Foundation  
​Video Labs