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Azadi (2005)

| Short, Drama | 2005 (USA)
Azadi follows the plight of an Afghan schoolteacher and his asthmatic son, who escape their oppressive Taliban homeland in search of a new life in Australia.

Director:

Anthony Maras

Writer:

Anthony Maras
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5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Seleman Haider Seleman Haider ... Mansur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rodney Afif
Rod Gasson Rod Gasson ... Merchant / Crowd Scenes (credit only)
Sharon Johal ... Girl
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Azadi follows the plight of an Afghan schoolteacher and his asthmatic son, who escape their oppressive Taliban homeland in search of a new life in Australia. Written by AntHouse Films

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Oppression Detention Asylum Hope Faith Freedom

Genres:

Short | Drama

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This short film had its World Premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2005. See more »

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Important must-see film for all Australians
27 January 2007 | by jenny-jumpSee all my reviews

Azadi is the name of Afghan Freedom tower and this film is about a long journey to freedom. "Azadi" is a brave fantastic film that should be compulsory viewing for all Australians. This film taps at the heart and prompts one to get off the couch and change the world. The film by director Anthony Maras is as relevant today in 2007 as when it was made in 2005. Azadi represents the documentary that must be made of the experience of the Woomera detainees; the documentary that could never be made because filming in Afghanastan or in the detention centre is forbidden. The mix of film, documentary footage and news reels confirms the honesty and reality of the story. Believable earnest performances by the actors convince audiences that this is a true story.. I think this film makes a difference.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Dari

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2005 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

AUD200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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