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  (in credits order)

Marina Golbahari ... Mena
Abdul Ghafar Qoutbyar ... Khak
Masood Serwary ... Rahmat

Nelofer Pazira ... Mejgan
Ali Hazara ... Ali
Ali Fazil ... Hassan
Benedict Campbell ... Dave (as Ben Campbell)

Greg Bryk ... Ben

Directed by
Nelofer Pazira 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nelofer Pazira  written by

Produced by
Silva Basmajian .... executive producer
Amanda Handy .... associate producer
Daniel Iron .... producer
Mark Johnston .... producer
Anita Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Dedrick 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy 
Film Editing by
Christopher Donaldson 
Casting by
Zubair Farghand 
Art Direction by
Fakhruddin Maqsood Ayam 
Production Management
Allovuddin Abdullaev .... assistant production manager
Andrew Cullen .... production manager
Bakhtiyor Kakharov .... assistant production manager
Mark Wilson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Antoniuk .... first assistant director
Kim Cole .... assistant director
Ali Hazara .... second assistant director
Art Department
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Sound Department
Jean Choi Bot .... dialogue editor
Kathy Choi .... foley editor
Kathy Choi .... sound effects editor
Steve Copley .... foley recordist
Robert Fletcher .... sound recordist (as Rob Fletcher)
Bahrom Haydarov .... boom operator
Mandy Ley .... mix assistant
Kirk Lynds .... re-recording mixer
Rustom Mailov .... boom operator
Graham Rogers .... sound assistant
Lou Solakofski .... re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall .... sound supervisor
Robert Warchol .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Mayclim .... scanning/recording
Camera and Electrical Department
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... first assistant camera
Zainullabeddin Fanee .... dolly grip
Asad Kamolov .... electrician
Mizrob Malikov .... grip
Darren Spriet .... assistant camera
Scott Tremblay .... gaffer/key grip
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Kevin Downer .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Pietro Gallo .... digital intermediate editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Cam McLauchlin .... digital intermediate assistant
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate assistant
Eric Myles .... digital intermediate assistant
Mila Patriki .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Ron Korb .... musician
Catalin Marin .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Shana Collier .... business affairs: Foundry Films
Laurie Fridman .... production accountant
Laurie Fridman .... production coordinator
Rajab Huseinov .... dialogue coach
Ajuki Ike .... production assistant
Asad Kamolov .... electrical effects
Christine Kleckner .... production coordinator
Marcus Matyas .... technical coordinator
Annelies McConnachie-Howarth .... production assistant
Danny Webber .... legal services

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90 min
Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario)
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A very noble challenge, 22 September 2011
Author: kprax

Nelofer Pazira's work takes the makers of the film, some of the cast, and the viewers to a village in northern Afghanistan, near the Afghan-Tajik border, where the people who live there, by definition amateur actors, join them - in realising this movie as an experience for everyone involved.

The story is more than the interplay of the fictive and part-fictive characters, or the plot in a narrow sense. When you shoot something on film, you are always a part of the story, be your interest fiction or non-fiction, and in fact the two categories can never be so clearly separated. This somewhat trivial statement holds very true in Afghanistan and also for director Nelofer Pazira's past work which has always been in acknowledgement of this (for an example, her earlier documentary "Audition" is very much recommended at this point, also given how it is related to this movie in several ways).

That said, maybe you should just forget what I wrote up to this point, because this film is first of all a movie. It can be enjoyed and reflected on as such. You will get to know a good deal about life in a village in northern Afghanistan. It is just that the people in the story, including the Afghan villagers, are not merely "people-unto-themselves" here, as you encounter them reading shallow news reports on the country, but "people-for-themselves," if I may put it that way. Real human beings whose motivations the movie challenges you to understand. And perhaps this challenge works so well exactly because of the blending of fiction and non-fiction that is constantly there underneath the surface of its plot.

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