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Kandahar (Safar e ghandehar)

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Movie propaganda

Nafas (Niloufar Pazira) is a reporter who was born in Afghanistan, but fled with her family to Canada when she was a child. However, her sister wasn't so lucky; she lost her legs to a land mine while young, and when Nafas and her family left the country, her sister was accidentally left behind. Nafas receives a letter from her sister announcing that she's decided to commit suicide during the final eclipse before the dawn of the 21st century; desperate to spare her sister's life, Nafas makes haste to Afghanistan, where she joins a caravan of refugees who, for a variety of reasons, are returning to the war-torn nation. As Nafas searches for her sister, she soon gets a clear and disturbing portrait of the toll the Taliban regime has taken upon its people.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Afghanistan Taliban drama women land mine family sister refugee war

Persons of interest

  • Niloufar Pazira .... Nafas
  • Hassan Tantai .... Tabib Sahid
  • Sadou Teymouri .... Khak
  • Hoyatala Hakimi .... Hayat
  • Mohsen Makhmalbaf .... Screenwriter
  • Mohsen Makhmalbaf .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Security censorship classification

PG (Adult themes)

Surveillance time

85 minutes (1:25 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated April 2002
DVD rental: 20 November 2002
VHS rental: 20 November 2002

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