The Forbidden Reel
A group of courageous filmmakers risked their lives to salvage the archives of Afghanistan’s national film studio from destruction by the Taliban. The documentary, featuring restored images from the extraordinary archive, reflects on the once diverse and progressive Afghan national cinema and provides a fresh understanding of the country’s vibrant history and culture.
Hot Docs 2020 Rogers Audience Award Winner; Montreal International Documentary Festival Special Mention – Grand Prize for Best National Feature
Content Warning: contains difficult imagery, violence.