Kabul, City in the Wind

The Netherlands, Afghanistan, Germany, Japan | 2018 | documentary | 85 min. Documentary competition

Despite all odds, one of the most restless cities in the world tries to live a normal life. Its residents are presented in parallel plots: Abas, a driver whose bus often breaks, and two minor brothers who need to cope with their everyday problems on their own when their father is absent. The film shows continuous balancing on the edge, in omnipresent dust and the shadow of the never-ending war. Intimate portraits of the protagonists reflect what contemporary Afghans, who struggle to survive in a completely destroyed country, fear and long for.

directed by

Aboozar Amini Festival guest

Director, screenwriter and editor. He was born in 1985 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. He moved to the Netherlands at a young age. He received his B.A. degree in Fine Arts at the Art Academy in Amsterdam. His graduation film "KabulTehranKabul" (2010) won the Wildcard Award of the Dutch Film Fund. He has continued his study at the London Film School, where he completed his M.A. degree with "Angelus Novus" (2015) which had its premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. He received many international awards.

Aboozar Amini
Barbara Hin
Zhao Jia (Silk Road Film Salon)
Film screenings:
Kabul, City in the Wind