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The Forbidden Reel

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Driven to create amidst war and chaos, Afghan filmmakers gave birth to an extraordinary national cinema. Driven to destroy, Taliban extremists set out to torch that legacy.

Marvelling in the beauty and fragile power of movies, Afghan-Canadian director Ariel Nasr crafts a thrilling and utterly original story of modern Afghanistan.

2019, 119 min 54 s

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Special Mention
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
November 12 to December 2 2020, Montréal - Canada

Rogers Audience Award (ex aequo with The Walrus and the Whistleblower, 9/11 Kids, First We Eat and There's No Place Like This, Anyplace)
Hot Docs
May 28 to June 24 2020, Toronto - Canada

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