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Title:
Kandahar journey into the heart of Afghanistan
Author:
Makhmalbāf, Muḥsin.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[New York] : New Yorker Video, [2003]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Nafas, an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.

Special features: original theatrical trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

Persian
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9781567303100
UPC:
717119853341
Format :
DVD

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Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf examines the troubling story of life in neighboring Afghanistan in this compelling drama. Nafas (Niloufar Pazira) is a reporter who was born in Afghanistan, but fled with her family to Canada as a child, escaping the violence of the country's political instability. 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 kill herself 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. Also featuring Hassan Tantai and Sadou Teymouri, Safar E Gandehar was shown in competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi