October 18, 2019
Kabul, City in the Wind
Hosted by Rendezvous With Madness / Workman Arts
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, Canada
October 18 at 8:30 PM
In this subtle and beautiful documentary portrait, first time feature film director Aboozar Amini captures the everyday lives of 12-year old Afshin and his younger brother Benjamin alongside bus driver Abas. The three subjects of this subtle portrait of Kabul take us on a journey of their daily lives where war is omnipresent. Amini’s gentle camerawork gives us time to witness the intricacies of life in Kabul where dust appears as a main “character” in the film. Kabul, City in the Wind unfolds via intimate direct interviews with the subjects and observations of daily routines: in between the markets and helicopters buzzing, Abas’s bus keeps breaking down and Afshin becomes head of the household when their father, a former soldier, unexpectedly has to go to Iran. Kabul, a city that is mostly known for war and death, is presented lovingly as home for those who strive for a better tomorrow.
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Trauma & Addiction in Kabul
Kabul, City in the Wind is an intimate and heartbreaking look at families affected by war and trauma in Kabul. We will take time after the film to process and discuss our impressions and responses with guests and experts who have lived experience and who work within a trauma informed lens.
Erum Khan, Moderator
Aisha Jamal, Panelist
Ahmad Hematyar, President of Canadian Newcomer & Immigration Association
Open captions. Wheelchair accessible venue. More accessibility information is available on the Workman Arts website.