Country: Afghanistan

PUBERTY

A young curious boy find his dad’s phone full of pornographic material. And finds himself in trouble soon enough.

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ANT

A young boy is earning his money by selling chewing gum. He finds a wallet to put his money in. But the person who lost his wallet wants to get it back.

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JUST FOR ONE DAY

Among all the problems that women are facing in the society of Afghanistan, they often are the victim of mistrust and humiliation of their close ones including their family members. In this film, a man tries to experience one day in the life of a woman.

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FAZILI’S WIFE

Many years back, I got into a tension with my wife and intended to separate from her. At the time, we only had our first daughter who was born with weak eyesight, my wife lacked literacy and education, and had not any vocational skills. I thought for a second, if I leave my wife and little daughter, how would they live in the traditional and patriarchal society of Afghanistan? The society in which the women are deprived their basic human rights. This led to the idea of making this film.

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MARY MOTHER

Mary and her daughters live in a remote village of Afghanistan, and her only son is doing military service in the Kunduz province. Upon hearing that the authorities have no news of her son after a fatal attack, she starts her own journey to find her son.

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ME MONTAGE

The third chapter in a triptych, depicting the filmmaker’s mental journey through memories and confrontations with the implications of being displaced takes him to different spaces across continents and times in Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, France, and the Netherlands. Through montage as a method of investigation and the narrator’s confessional voice, a cinematic space is constructed out of fragments and reflections, a zero space wherein re-living the past and meeting with your dear ones is a way to challenge the present.

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QAMAR

A father engages his daughter to an old man without her mother’s permission. The mother does not manage to prevent the marriage. On the wedding night, the daughter runs away from the groom’s house, but he forcefully brings her back. The mother goes to the groom’s house and fights to save her daughter

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BISCUIT

Kids who go to school get biscuits there. But when the poor kid who is too young for school tries to reach for a biscuit, the school director tells to come back when he has lost his baby teeth.

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KHAR KHASH

The film is based on the daily life of people in the Central Highland Region of Afghanistan, which is surrounded by mountains. Almost every family collects bushes for the winter from the mountain, and everyday they suffer through miles of mountainous terrain to bring bushes for their home.

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ANGELUS NOVUS

Ali and his younger brother, together with their parents, are lifelong immigrants from Afghanistan. They have just arrived in Turkey. Every day they go to school and then work hard the rest of the day as shoe shiners on the street. A great deal of their earnings goes to the rent. One day they find out that another kid has occupied their working spot for shoe shining.

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