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Synopsis

Director: Sonia Kronlund.
With: Salim Shaheen.


An astonishing documentary from Sonia Kronlund observes Salim Shaheen, the most prolific and popular actor-director-producer in Afghanistan. Shooting Shaheen as his 110 feature films are locally celebrated, Kronlund also captures the moment a new film is conceived with his repertory cast of equally eccentric actors. A fascinating character study of a one man industry who became smitten by cinema as a child, this is also a portrait of a country that has been at war for more than thirty years and of what it means to relentlessly pursue your dream.

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