Forbidden Reel

Ariel Nasr
2019 | 2 h 0 min
Driven to create amidst war and chaos, Afghan filmmakers gave birth to an extraordinary national cinema. Driven to destroy, Taliban extremists set out to torch that legacy. Marvelling in the beauty and fragile power of movies, Afghan-Canadian director Ariel Nasr crafts a thrilling and utterly original story of modern Afghanistan.

Awards and distinctions

  • Rogers Audience Award (ex aequo with The Walrus and the Whistleblower, 9/11 Kids, First We Eat and There's No Place Like This, Anyplace)
    Hot Docs (ONLINE), Toronto