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.
Rewards, festivals and diffusions
MAMI Film Festival
Festival of Southern Documentaries
Visions du Réel, Nyon
Festival Indo Persan
European Cinema Festival
Festival des 3 Continents
Autumn Human Rights Film Festival
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.
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.
The documentary in your own home
Find out about new films by sifting through our media library to find all the films made in our workshops since 1978.