Kandahar Mohsen Makhmalbaf's doc-style jewel is a poignant look at a captive society. Returning to her Taliban-controlled motherland, Canadian journalist Nafas races to try and stop…
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KANDAHAR (2003)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Release Date: May 13, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Documentary, Drama; With: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantai and Sadou Teymouri; Distributor: Avatar Films

Mohsen Makhmalbaf's doc-style jewel is a poignant look at a captive society. Returning to her Taliban-controlled motherland, Canadian journalist Nafas races to try and stop her despondent sister from committing suicide at the next solar eclipse. During her dangerous journey through Afghanistan, Nafas encounters those she left behind -- allowing the audience to witness through the eyeholes of her burka the misery of a war-torn land.

Originally posted Apr 25, 2003 Published in issue #706-707 Apr 25, 2003 Order article reprints