Issa the wrestler

Issa the wrestler

  • Directed by Reza Hosseini Yemak
  • Afghanistan, 2006
  • Workshops in Afghanistan - Kabul
  • Politics, Memory & History
  • Shooting place : Afghanistan
  • Duration : 22 min
  • Audio : Parsi-Dari
  • Subtitles : French, English


Issa was the national wrestling champion. Accused of smuggling weapons, he was arrested and tortured by the Taliban.

On his release from prison, he couldn't recognise the members of his family. After treatment and several stays in hospital, he recovered his memory but he still often has fits which stop him from leading a normal life.

  • Direction : Reza Hosseini Yemak
  • Image : Reza Hosseini Yemak
  • Sound : Ebrahim Bamyani
  • Edition : Aurélie Ricard

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Radio Television

  • Place : Afghanistan
  • Date : 2007

International Documentary Film Festival

  • Place : Iran
  • Date : 2007

section Two neighbours

  • Place : Irak & Afghanistan
  • Date : 2007

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