Kandahar

Kandahar

DVD - 2002 | Widescreen version.
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Nafas is a young Afghan journalist who has taken refuge in Canada. When she receives a desperate letter from her little sister, who was forced to stay behind after being crippled by a land mine, Nafas immediately returns. Having grown deeply depressed by the situation for herself and all women living under the Taliban regime, Nafas' sister has decided to end her own life before the imminently approaching eclipse of the sun. With only three days left, Nafas must make the dangerous journey across the Iran-Afghanistan border to save her.
Publisher: [S.l.] : distributed exclusively in Canada by Seville Pictures, [2002].
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: KANDA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Alternative Title: Safar e Ghandehar

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marieloudavril
Apr 27, 2018

It is a hearth breaking true story that brings you a better understanding of what really happened in a cultural different culture, the hardship and the undermining of the women in the society and in the public. Sad that still exist today : what women have to go through in a part of the world dominated by men. It is worthwhile to watch it even with subtitles.

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akirakato
Mar 06, 2018

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in 2001 based on a partly true story, this Iranian docudrama depicts a woman's journey to Kandahar.
Set in Afghanistan during the rule of the Taliban, Nafas (a young Afghan journalist) learns more and more about the hardships women face under the Taliban.
If you're interested in the situation during the rule of the Taliban, this film shows you what you want to know about.
It is heartbreaking.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 05, 2012

A excellent glimpse into lives in Kandahar and its surrounding, hostile areas. The scene of a great number of amputees hopping to the air drop of a bunch of artificial legs is a scene to behold. The film was shot in a documentary stype but is not a documentary. One of the better made Canadian productions in recent time.

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valpro
May 25, 2010

A film, even more beautiful and haunting when seen a second time.

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