Check point

Check point

  • Directed by Hamed Alizadeh
  • Afghanistan, 2011
  • Workshops in Afghanistan - Kabul
  • Urban life, Work
  • Shooting place : Kaboul
  • Duration : 28 min
  • Audio : Parsi-Dari
  • Subtitles : English, French

Synopsis

At one of the many checkpoints in the city, policemen take turns, exposed to all dangers, far from their families, sheltered in containers where they share their meagre meals, and try to steal a few hours sleep.

  • Direction : Hamed Alizadeh
  • Image : Hamed Alizadeh
  • Sound : Basir Seerat
  • Edition : Reza Alexandre Serkanian
  • Co-production : La Huit & Pages Images

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

  • Place : Prague (République Tchèque)
  • Date : 2013

MAMI Film Festival

  • Place : Mumbai (India)
  • Date : 2013

Festival of Southern Documentaries

  • Place : Katmandou (Népal)
  • Date : 2013

Visions du Réel, Nyon

  • Place : Swiss
  • Date : 2012

Festival Indo Persan

  • Place : Marseille (France)
  • Date : 2012

European Cinema Festival

  • Place : Vannes (France)
  • Date : 2012

Festival des 3 Continents

  • Place : Nantes (France)
  • Date : 2011

Autumn Human Rights Film Festival

  • Place : Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Date : 2011

Hamed Alizadeh

Afghan Director and producer

Hamed Alizadeh is an Afghan producer and director interested in social issues in his country. Ateliers Varan has trained him in directing documentaries between 2009 and 2011. Before 2009, he worked on short fictions and documentaries, as screenwriter, director or editor. His film "Check Point" was selected in famous film festivals, as Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland.

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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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