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A Dream for Kabul

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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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