Director: Sonia Kronlund ● Featuring: Qurban Ali, Sonia Kronlund, Salim Shaheen.
The director and often star of 110 films over 30 years, Salim Shaheen is the biggest fish in the tiny pond of Afghan film: as he puts it, “Nothingwood”. Exuberant and tireless, with a lifelong love of Indian cinema (and sweet tea), we follow him to screenings and a mountain shoot in Bamyan. This is a world where army units provide location security – and are then roped in as extras – actresses are chaperoned by their fathers, and divine providence trumps health and safety.
This fascinating and hilarious doc celebrates the defiance of a shoestring film industry and their audience against the shadow of the Civil War and the ongoing Taliban threat.
Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing From Thought to Foot (U) (3.21 mins), directed by Molly Hart and George O’Regan.
With one showing at 7.30pm ONLY.