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Addicted In Afghanistan

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Year of participation 2010
Program Documentary Competition

Addicted In Afghanistan
Producer(s) Sharron Ward
Director(s) Jawed Taiman
Script Sharron Ward, Jawed Taiman
Director of Photography Jawed Taiman
Music by Elias Shahna, Deen Mohammed Ghamkhwar
Sound Adrian Scott
Edit Jason Brooks
Cast Jabar, Zahir
Production company(-ies) Katalyst Productions Ltd 200 Lionel Road North South Ealing London, UK TW8 9QU Tel.: (44 20 8758 2113) www.katalystproductions.co.uk Film FX Zone Ltd
 

Synopsis

Afghanistan is a country devastated by the horrors of war, crime, violence and poverty. It is also a country blighted with the cultivation and supply of opium. Although it is estimated that 95% of all heroin on the streets of the UK and Europe comes from Afghanistan, but few talk of the drugs that stay within the country itself and the devastating effects it is having on its children – the future of Afghanistan. After the war on Terror ends and the Taliban falls, what future is there for the next generation of Afghans? Jabar and Zahir are two 15-year-old friends, whose sisters, mothers and fathers are also addicted to heroin and opium.

Awards
Best Director of Documentary Award (Asian First FF, 2009), Winner of Feature Documentary (European Independent FF, Paris, 2010), Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking (Honolulu IFF, 2010), Golden Palm Award (Mexico IFF)

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