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Kandahar (2001)
"Safar e Ghandehar" (original title)

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After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

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Ike Ogut ...
Naghadar
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Nafas
Hassan Tantai ...
Tabib Sahid
Sadou Teymouri ...
Khak
Hoyatala Hakimi ...
Hayat
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Monica Hankievich
Noam Morgensztern ...
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Zahra Shafahi
Safdar Shodjai
Mollazaher Teymouri
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Nafas 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. Written by Ørnås

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$21,122 (USA) (14 December 2001)

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$21,122 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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The background score repeatedly used is in Sanskrit. It is a Hindu devotional hymn called "Suprabhata". See more »

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Do yourself and the Afghan refugees a favour and send your hard-earned cash to the Red Cross instead of wasting your time.
19 November 2001 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I was very disappointed with this film. An excellent chance to portray the plight of the Afghan people was partially wasted.

Aside from a few interesting glimpses of the culture of the Afghan refugees, this film has few redeeming qualities. The scenes are contrived, the plot is sparse, and the acting is wooden. The crew would have been much better off filming a true documentary.


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