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, 71 min 11 s
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