Bulbul, the city bird

Bulbul, the city bird

  • Directed by Reza Hosseini Yemak
  • Afghanistan, 2007
  • Workshops in Afghanistan - Kabul
  • Youth, Work
  • Shooting place : Afghanistan
  • Duration : 26 min
  • Audio : Parsi-Dari
  • Subtitles : English, French

Synopsis

Bulbul and his gang of friends wash cars to support their families. They work hard in the street for a miserable amount of money and sometimes for nothing. Never at a loss for words, the boys give as good as they get in response to the arrogance and contempt of the wealthy. In an unfriendly world, their solidarity and wicked humour is salutary.

  • Direction : Reza Hosseini Yemak
  • Image : Reza Hosseini Yemak
  • Sound : Taj Mohammad Bakhtari, Mirwais Hashimi, Mehdi Zafari & Ebrahim Bamiyani
  • Edition : Aurélie Ricard
  • Co-production : La Huit & CinéCinéCulte

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Festival of Southern Documentaries

  • Place : Katmandou (Népal)
  • Date : 2013

Festival International Jean Rouch

  • Place : Paris (France)
  • Date : 2010

Film Market

  • Place : Cannes (France)
  • Date : 2009

États Généraux du film documentaire

  • Place : Lussas (07)
  • Date : 2009

Festival Afghanischer Filme

  • Place : Hambourg (Germany)
  • Date : 2009

Traces de vies

  • Place : Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • Date : 2009

Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels

  • Place : Biarritz (France)
  • Date : 2009

Doclisboa

  • Place : Lisbonne (Portugal)
  • Date : 2009

DokLeipzig

  • Place : Germany
  • Date : 2008

Festival des 3 Continents

  • Place : Nantes (France)
  • Date : 2008

About : Workshops in Afghanistan

Since 2006, more than 30 young Afghan filmmakers took part to the workshops in Kabul. 33 films were made there and initiated the resurgence of documentary films in the country.

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