The oldest in her family, at 14 years old, Sahar is a brilliant student. Polite, smiling and patient, she is already quite like an adult. Her father has taught her to weave carpets, and now she not only goes to school but is also in charge of the family workshop. As such, she is responsible for her two brothers and for forming 5 apprentices. The family has chosen not to exploit the children but to allow them to continue their studies at the same time as working. Far from being a fairy tale, this story shows today’s reality in Afghanistan.
Rewards, festivals and diffusions
Encontros de Cinema
Afghanischer Filme in der Kinemathek Festival
Education film Festival
Traces de vies
Fipatel Market International Audiovisual Programmes Festival
Festival des 3 Continents
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.