Sahar, the young carpet maker

Sahar, the young carpet maker

  • Directed by Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
  • Afghanistan, 2007
  • Workshops in Afghanistan - Kabul
  • Youth, Work,
  • Shooting place : Afghanistan
  • Duration : 26 min
  • Audio : Parsi-Dari
  • Subtitles : English, French

Synopsis

The oldest in her family, at 14 years old, Sahar is a brilliant student. Polite, smiling and patient, she is already quite like an adult. Her father has taught her to weave carpets, and now she not only goes to school but is also in charge of the family workshop. As such, she is responsible for her two brothers and for forming 5 apprentices. The family has chosen not to exploit the children but to allow them to continue their studies at the same time as working. Far from being a fairy tale, this story shows today’s reality in Afghanistan.

  • Direction : Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
  • Image : Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
  • Sound : Mirwais Hashimi, Dil Afroz Zeerak & Mohammad Reza Hossaini
  • Edition : Claude Mercier
  • Co-production : La Huit & CinéCinéCulte

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Encontros de Cinema

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

Film Market

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

Afghanischer Filme in der Kinemathek Festival

  • Place : Hamburg (Germany)
  • Date : 2009

Education film Festival

  • Place : Évreux (France)
  • Date : 2009

Traces de vies

  • Place : Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • Date : 2009
  • Rewards : Prize "Childhood - Youth"

Fipatel Market International Audiovisual Programmes Festival

  • Place : Biarritz (France)
  • Date : 2009

Dok Leipzig

  • Place : Germany
  • Date : 2008

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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