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Safar-e Ghandehar (2001)

Iran 85m, Colour
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf; Cast: Nelofer Pazira, Sadou Teymouri, Hoyatala Hakimi, Dawud Salahuddin

kandaharInspired by true events, Kandahar is a fictionalized account of an Afghan-Canadian woman who returns to Afghanistan during Taliban rule after receiving news that her sister was planning to commit suicide. Filmed with a look and feel of a travelogue, this heavily narrated film, that features many non-actors, is primarily about the plight of women and children and how war and Taliban rule had all but destroyed their society. This is a beautiful looking film with extraordinary and surreal imagery which provided an important commentary that had largely been ignored prior to 9-11 (Klaus Ming January 2015).

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