A Dream for Kabul
In 2001, Haruhiro Shiratori lost his only child and son in the World Trade Center attacks. Instead of isolating himself in grief, he decided to visit Afghanistan, speak to the people and try to end the cycle of violence. Over four years and on three continents, Philippe Baylaucq filmed the quest of this Japanese Don Quixote in his dream of building a cultural centre for the children of Kabul.
Everywhere he goes, Shiratori speaks about the disasters the Afghan children have undergone. He preaches, persuades and relentlessly fund-raises with admirable determination. The film is the twin story of a humanist project ambushed by problems and a father seeking reconciliation with his dead son.
2008, 81 min 35 s
Also available in French
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Robert M. Lepage: Best Original Music : Documentary
September 20 2009, Montréal - Canada
Award for Outstanding Canadian Documentary- with a one year FAP (Filmmaker Assistance Program) membership which includes $5,000 in technical services from the NFB
ReelWorld Film Festival
April 15 to 19 2009, Toronto - Canada
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