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La douce étreinte : retour en Afghanistan

La douce étreinte : retour en Afghanistan

| 1 h 14 min

Ce long métrage documentaire suit Sorgul et Amir dans leur déchirant voyage de retour en Afghanistan après 16 ans hors du pays. Partis en séjour scolaire dans le Tadjikistan, pays voisin, durant l’occupation soviétique, ils sont abandonnés lorsque l’Afghanistan sombre dans le chaos, qu’une guerre civile éclate. Ensemble les deux jeunes hommes traversent les paysages les plus arides et les plus grandioses qui soient. Lorsque leurs chemins se séparent, l’avenir se présente à eux comme une suite d’aléas menant, l’espèrent-ils, à une forme d’aboutissement.

  • None
    Najeeb Mirza
    Bonnie Thompson
    Adam Symansky
    Steve Hallé
    Mark Power
    Philippe Raymond
  • direction
    Najeeb Mirza
  • editing
    Joey Calugay
  • editing consultant
    Nick Hector
  • camera
    Jimmy Bustos
    Najeeb Mirza
  • location sound
    Jimmy Bustos
    Najeeb Mirza
  • sound editor
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • music
    Farangis Nurulla
  • supplementary footage
    Rafi Behroozian
    Ebenezer George
    Bill Kerrigan
    Haseeb Mirza
    Patrick Morrow
    Baryalai Dost Muhammad
  • additional sound
    Gary Bruckner
    Rick Hardy
  • head grip
    Allan Belyea
  • editing assistant
    Jimmy Bustos
    Ensor Mirza
  • additional editing
    Brenda Terning
  • narration
    Najeeb Mirza
  • musician
    Abduvali Abdurashid
    Jean-Marc Bouchard
    Julien Grégoire
    Guy Pelletier
    Kiya Tabassyan
    Ziya Tabassyan
  • translation
    Qudsia Hamidi
    Soorgul Roy Sakai
  • French translation
    Linda Lagroix
    Zoé Major
  • subtitles
    Linda Lagroix
    Zoé Major
  • film research
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Nailya Okda
  • sound editing - assistance
    Carrie Haber
  • sound effects creation
    Lise Wedlock
  • sound mixer
    Shelley Craig
  • driver
    Said Omar
    Mohammad Ehsan
    Mohammad Nur Abdul Salom
    Safar Imronshaev
  • cook
    Abdul Karim
  • guard
    Abdul Karim
  • participant
    Amirdad Alamunbek
    Soorgul Roy Sakai
  • online editing
    Julie Monette
    Denis Gathelier
  • colorist
    Julie Monette
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • production coordination
    Ginette D'Silva
    Susan Lewis
    Faye Yoneda
  • technical coordination
    Steve Hallé
    Mark Power
  • marketing officer
    Kelly Isaac
  • administration
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer in development
    Graydon McCrea
  • executive producer in production
    Derek Mazur


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Ages 13 to 17

Diversity - Identity
Geography - Physical Geography/Geology
History - World History
Social Studies - Canada in the World Today

Outline history of Russian invasion of Afghanistan. Why were the two men desperate to find their families? Have students explore how their family has contributed to their identity; discuss in relation to culture, language, religion, adoption, residential schools in Canada, colonization, etc. Study geography of Afghanistan – why was the trip so long and difficult? Analyze the political/social climate in Afghanistan today; compare to Canadian life. List Canadian/international agencies which help refugees.

La douce étreinte : retour en Afghanistan
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