The young musicians of Kharabat

The young musicians of Kharabat

  • Directed by Whahid Nazir
  • Afghanistan, 2007
  • Workshops in Afghanistan - Kabul
  • Arts, Politics
  • Shooting place : Afghanistan
  • Duration : 28 min
  • Audio : Parsi-Dari
  • Subtitles : English, French

Synopsis

The Talibans didn’t like music any more than they liked women. Under their regime, music was specifically banned. Today, in Kharabat, the musician's quarter, music is having a revival. Shoaibullah and Obaidullah, two brothers aged 13 and 14, sing and play tabla and harmonium. Their whole family lives from the income they make. From birthdays to wedding parties, nights are short but they cherish the hope of one day becoming famous musicians.

  • Direction : Whahid Nazir
  • Image : Whahid Nazir
  • Sound : Mirwais Hashimi, Ebrahim Bamiyani & Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
  • Edition : Claude Mercier
  • Co-production : La Huit & CinéCinéCulte

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Encontros Cinema e Vídeo

  • Place : Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
  • Date : 2010

Film Market

  • Place : Cannes Film Festival (France)
  • Date : 2009

Traces de vies

  • Place : Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • Date : 2009

Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels

  • Place : Biarritz (France)
  • Date : 2009

Festival des 3 Continents

  • Place : Nantes (France)
  • Date : 2008

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Since 2006, more than 30 young Afghan filmmakers took part to the workshops in Kabul. 33 films were made there and initiated the resurgence of documentary films in the country.

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