ALEFBAY-E AFGHAN (2002)

Film details

  • Director

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf

  • Country

    Iran

  • Year

    2002

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • ALEPH BAY-E AFGAN Alternative
  • The AFGHAN ALPHABET Alternative

Synopsis

In the border villages between Iran and Afghanistan, director Mohsen Makhmalbaf films the children who do not attend school and questions why they are not being educated. He encounters a group of girls studying in UNICEF classes: one of them refuses to cast off her burqa despite the fact that she has escaped Afghanistan and the threat of the Taliban. She is more afraid of the horrifying god they have created than of the Taliban themselves.

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