My teacher is a shopkeeper

My teacher is a shopkeeper

  • Directed by Jamaluddin Aram
  • Afghanistan, 2009
  • Workshops in Afghanistan - Kabul
  • Work,
  • Shooting place : Kaboul
  • Duration : 24 min
  • Audio : Parsi-Dari
  • Subtitles : English, French


Chamandi Charqala-e-Wazir Abad primary school functions under tents, almost in the open air, with no furniture. We follow a class of charming little pests and their young teacher who has a hard time with them but obviously loves his little girls. Having to be a part-time shopkeeper to make a living, does not lessen his enthusiasm for his job as a teacher.

  • Direction : Jamaluddin Aram
  • Image : Jamaluddin Aram
  • Sound : Hamid Ayubi
  • Edition : Youssef Charifi

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Afghanistan Documentary Film Festival

  • Place : Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Date : 2014

Mehrgan International Film Festival

  • Place : Kaboul (Afghanistan)
  • Date : 2013

Festival Doc en Cévennes

  • Place : Lasalle (France)
  • Date : 2010

Education Film Festival

  • Place : Évreux (France)
  • Date : 2010

Stockholm (Sweden)

  • Place : 2014
  • Rewards : Severin Blanchet award, Afghanistan Documentary Film Festival

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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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