Docunight Perspectives: Afghanistan

Docunight Perspectives: Afghanistan

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Docunight Perspectives: Afghanistan
  • 7 Veils

    Little is known about Afghanistan, apart from a few
    clichés, the word Taliban, and a war which seems never
    to have stopped since the Soviet Union and the turning
    point reached in 2001. With this film, Sepideh Farsi took up again the documentary format she had started with, and using only one came...

  • A Journey Into Zero Space

    ‘A Journey Into Zero Space’ is a triptych at the border between autobiographical fiction and experimental film essay, investigating and re-living archives of the past by reflecting on them and on current events. Montage and self-projection are employed to question the notions of authority, histor...

  • A Youth

    Peyman and his friends are a group of Afghan teenagers on the cusp of adulthood, who find themselves stuck in Athens, waiting for their asylum requests to be processed. Their hope is to reach mainland Europe and re-unite with their loved ones, but it could take years and possibly never happen. In...

  • Harat

    Starting from Paris, a little girl accompanies her mother - the filmmaker herself - to go to Iran, thus joining her grand-father and starting on a journey to Afghanistan, a country often dreamt of, but never visited since three generations, since her great grand-father - and being filmed on her t...

  • Overruled

    Over one million Afghans live as refugees in neighbouring Iran. For Ismael, Golagha, Kashmir and Nader, the flawed Iranian asylum laws leave them in legal limbo and under constant threat of deportation. To eke out a living, they work as ball boys in Tehran’s upper-class tennis clubs. With observa...

  • Playing with Fire

    In Afghanistan, women deciding to be actors make a dangerous choice. Banned under Taliban rule (1994-2001), Afghan theater is experiencing a comeback with many women at the forefront. But with powerful forces of Islamic fundamentalism, a resurgent Taliban, and patriarchal traditions in play, actr...

  • Search For Freedom

    SEARCH FOR FREEDOM traces the dramatic social and political history of Afghanistan from the 1920s to the present through the stories of four remarkable women: Princess Shafiqa Saroj, sister of the beloved progressive King Amanullah (1919-1929); Mairman Parveen, the first woman to sing on Afghan r...

  • Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

    Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows one unit of the Afghan National Army over the course of their first year of deployment in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the de...

  • The Forbidden Strings

    Manual labourers during the day, rock musicians during the night, Akbar, Hakim, Mohammad and Soraya dream of performing their first rock concert in Afghanistan. They all come from Afghan refugee parents who fled to Iran in early 80s. Born and raised in Iran, their dream of rock music make them em...

  • The Most Beautiful Country in the World

    The film follows a group of young migrants in Vienna who break through the administrative labyrinths of checkings and gaining status and residence. We see their anxieties, mutual encouragement and achievements - while mastering the foreign language, they demonstrate skills in their professions, c...

  • The Republic of Herrskog

    With the explosion of the refugee crisis in Europe, small vulnerable refugee communities have emerged on the fringes of the big cities in Sweden. Herrskog hosts one such small colony of refugees of different nationalities. Stefan Lindquist owner of Herrskogs Minilivs, has made it his duty to welc...