Forbidden Reel

Forbidden Reel

| 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.

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Credits
  • featuring
    Latif Ahmadi
    Habib
    Mariam Ghani
    Ibrahim Arify
    Isaaq Nezami
    Mahmood
    Siddiq Barmak
    Yasmin Yarmal
    Yusuf Jannesar
  • writer
    Ariel Nasr
  • director
    Ariel Nasr
  • editor
    Annie Jean
  • cinematographer
    Duraid Munajim
  • music composer
    Olivier Alary
  • sound designer
    Marie-Pierre Grenier
  • producer
    Sergeo Kirby
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Sergeo Kirby
    Annette Clarke
    Jane Jankovic
    Fiona Lawson Baker
  • production executive
    Linda Fong
  • co-producer
    Ariel Nasr
  • associate producer
    Stacey Tenenbaum
  • development producer
    Noelle Sorbara
    Paul D. McNeill
  • additional camera
    Jonathan Saruk
    Ariel Nasr
    Jordan Byron
    Pablo Alvarez-Mesa
    Hassan Nikzad
    Parwiz Arify
    Marie-Cecile Dietlin
    Sergeo Kirby
    Pierre-François Didek
  • sound
    Sergeo Kirby
    Emory Murchison
    Karl Niaudot
  • musician
    Olivier Alary
    Johannes Malfatti
    John Corban
    Jean-Christophe Lizotte
    Erik Hove
  • production manager
    Mylene Chalifoux
    Charles Faubert
    David Noreau
    Saleem Yousofzada
  • production coordinator
    Gaël Cheval
    Christine Williams
    Mylène Augustin
    Larissa Christoforo
    Hugo Cisterne
    Maylis Roussel
    Kazim Farnood
  • production assistant
    Zion Lipstein-Saffer
    Benjamin Payet
    Ali Atia Aldaradji
  • research
    Ariel Nasr
  • additional research
    Aisha Jama
    Soraya Atayee
  • senior production coordinator
    Camila Blos
    Kelly Davis
    Cheryl Murgatroyd
  • studio administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
    Camila Blos
  • grip
    Yacine Siaci
  • simultaneous translation
    Amanullah Mojadidi
    Tawfiq M. Qasim Faiz
    Anwar Hareb
    Ali M Latifi
  • field producer
    David Wahab
  • assistant production manager
    Hamid Mohammadi Fazlyar
  • art department
    Arshad Khan
    Paola Ridolfi
  • assistant to art department
    Khaled Aziz
  • key gaffer
    Jamil Ghanizada
  • grip team
    Jamil Dakohai
    Salaam Yousofzai
    Safiulla Sadiqi
    Zakarya Amin
  • second camera
    Hassan Nikzad
  • best boy
    Tamin Omari
  • driver
    Hameed Yousofzada
  • cook
    Masoud Saadati
  • cast
    Abdurahman
    Ahmed Zahed
    Najebullah
    Abdul Rasool Khalaqi
    Hamsafar Azam
    Khaled Aziz
    Mohamad Yaqood
    Farooq Ghulam Baraki
    Jamil Dakohai
    Safiulla Sadiqi
    Zakarya Amin
    Koko Gul
  • additional editor
    Eve LeClair
  • first assistant editor
    Francis Bernier
  • assistant editor
    Gilda Pourjabar
    Gordon Hashimoto
    Nikolaos Nikolaidis
    Carlos Cortes
    Patrice Arsenault
  • dialogue editor
    Luc Bouchard
  • technical supervisor
    Keith Pattington
    Francis Bernier
  • title design
    Hadi Jamali
  • still photography
    Sergeo Kirby
    Ariel Nasr
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • digital imaging specialist
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • re-recording
    Jean-Paul Vialard
  • digital editing technician
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
    Patrick Trahan
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
    Jean-François Laprise
    Christopher MacIntosh
    Mira Mailhot
  • technical edit coordinator
    Kevin Riley
  • translator
    Ali Karimi
    Fawad Popalyar
    Fazila Amiri
    Mariam Parwanta
    Mohammad Ali Askar
    Naghmeh Sarvaran
    Narges Haghighat
    Power of Babel
    Raheleh Salim
    Soraya Atayee
    Sayed Hashimi
  • subtitles
    Ariel Nasr
    Annie Jean
    Soraya Atayee
  • producer's assistant
    Charles Beaudette
  • bookkeeper
    Margaret Terreau
  • tax credit administration
    Amy Miller
  • business affairs
    Mary Graziano
    Brent McColl
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
    Dominique Aubry
    Vanessa Loubineau
  • production insurance
    Globalex
  • marketing manager
    Johanna Lessard
  • marketing coordinator
    Jolène Lessard
  • marketing editor
    Nabil Mehchi
    Susan Shanks
    Jeremiah Hayes
    Angel Trasgallo Carpio
  • head, festivals and audience development
    Élise Labbé
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
    Patricia Dillon-Moore
  • executive director
    André Picard
  • head, Technical resources
    Claude Brien
    Louis Dupuis
  • director, Research & Development
    Jimmy Fournier
  • supervisor, Conservation
    Marie-France Rousseau
  • technician digitization and conservation
    Steven Woloshen
    Nathalie Dallaire
    William Holley
    Diane Dumas
    Aldo La Ricca
    Martin Forget
  • technician, sound transfer
    Pierre St-Germain
  • vp current affairs and documentaries
    John Ferri
  • commissioning editor
    Reem Haddad
  • production support
    Maria Costea
  • directeur, planification, gestion et acquisition de contenus, Information
    Fabrice Brasier
  • None
    Georges Amar