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The Many Faces of Afghanistan - Box Set/Afghanistan : l'autre visage du pays - Coffret

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This box set of four documentaries on Afghanistan offers a different perspective, a human look, into a complex, diverse and embattled country. Made by sensitive and observant filmmakers, the films explore the joys and hardships, the history and personal stories of Afghanis as they work to rebuild their society in the face of horrendous odds and of the Canadians and others who have come to share and help in their struggle.

Four films, four remarkable journeys. Afghan Chronicles by Dominic Morissette focuses on an independent press group whose efforts to publish and distribute its magazines mirror the effort of the country to rebuild itself. Good Morning Kandahar by Ariel Nasr tells the story of a group of young Afghan-Canadians trying to make sense of the conflict in their homeland and the role played by Canada. A Dream for Kabul by Philippe Baylaucq follows the quest of a Japanese citizen who lost his only son in the attacks on the World Trade Center and is trying to break the cycle of violence by building a legacy for Afghan children. The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan by Najeeb Mirza follows the moving journey of two young men who were forcibly separated from their families as young boys and after sixteen years finally have the chance to go back and find their parents and their roots.

2009, 208 min 50 s