Inside Kabul

France, Denmark2023documentary29'Międzynarodowy konkurs krótkometrażowy (2023)

A simple animated line and a powerful documentary story. Journalist Caroline Gillet receives unique recordings from two Afghan women she knows. In short messages, Marwa and Raha report the brutal takeover of the country by the armed Taliban. Life in their homeland becomes dangerous for both women. One of them decides to leave Afghanistan. Marwa sets off for a refugee camp in Abu Dhabi, while her friend decides to stay in Kabul, immersed in chaos.

directed by
Caroline Gillet, portret reżysera
Caroline Gillet

Caroline Gillet was born in Brussels and has been producing documentary series for France Inter for the past fifteen years. Her podcast 'Inside Kabul', which gathers the vocal notes sent by two young Afghan women since the fall of Kabul, has just received the 'Contemporary writing' mention at the Longueurs d'ondes Prize. For the past year, Caroline Gillet has also been collecting the stories of Ukrainians confronted with war for the column 'Notes vocales d'Ukraine' broadcast in the program 'Un jour dans la monde' on France Inter.

Denis Walgenwitz, portret reżysera
Denis Walgenwitz

A graduate of the Orleans Institute of Visual Arts in 1991, Denis Walgenwitz worked as an assistant director, notably for Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis (2007). He participated in the development and production of feature films such as Moi, moche et méchant (2009), Le Congrès (2013) by Ari Folman, La Tortue Rouge (2016) by Michael Dudok de Wit, or Ma Vie de Courgette (2015) by Claude Barras. He is also working as a production manager on Ari Folman's Where is Anne Frank? (2021).

animated by
Estelle Fialon (Les Films du Poisson), Matthieu Liégeois (Aluma Production)
Kadr z filmu Inside Kabul