Kabul, City in the Wind

Kabul, City in the Wind

  • Friday, October 18, 8:30 PM
AGO

317 Dundas St. W, Jackman Hall
Toronto

ACCESSIBILITY

Wheelchair Accessible Venue, Open Captions

Aboozar Amini / 2018 / Dari and Pashto with English Subtitles / Netherlands, Afghanistan, Japan, Germany / 88 min

In this subtle and beautiful documentary portrait, first time feature film director Aboozar Amini captures the everyday lives of 12-year old Afshin and his younger brother Benjamin alongside bus driver Abas. The three subjects of this subtle portrait of Kabul take us on a journey of their daily lives where war is omnipresent. Amini’s gentle camerawork gives us time to witness the intricacies of life in Kabul where dust appears as a main “character” in the film. Kabul, City in the Wind unfolds via intimate direct interviews with the subjects and observations of daily routines: in between the markets and helicopters buzzing, Abas’s bus keeps breaking down and Afshin becomes head of the household when their father, a former soldier, unexpectedly has to go to Iran. Kabul, a city that is mostly known for war and death, is presented lovingly as home for those who strive for a better tomorrow.

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Trauma & Addiction in Kabul

Kabul, City in the Wind is an intimate and heartbreaking look at families affected by war and trauma in Kabul. We will take time after the film to process and discuss our impressions and responses with guests and experts who have lived experience and who work within a trauma informed lens.

PANELISTS

Erum
Khan
Moderator
Aisha
Jamal
Panelist
Ahmad
Hematyar
President of Canadian Newcomer & Immigration Association
CO-PRESENTERS

ALSO OF INTEREST

Retrospekt (Retrospect)

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PSYCHOSIS

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