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Directed by: Mariam Ghani
Runtime: 71 minutes
Country: Afghanistan, Qatar, USA
Language: Dari, English with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 – Some Drug Use
In Communist Afghanistan (1978-1991), films were weapons, filmmakers political targets, and the dreams of shifting regimes merged with those on screen. This documentary details the incredible and (mostly) true story of five unfinished films from this period, produced by filmmakers who risked their lives to tell stories they believed were “true to life”. Commissioned by one regime then forcibly and violently shut down by another, these films were never edited and had long been thought lost. Recently rediscovered, their footage is now integrated here with interviews with the surviving filmmakers and new footage shot by them on the original locations. What emerges is a portrait of the inseparability of history and cinema, of how fictions―the fears and desires of a fractured nation―can sometimes become true in their very realisation.
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