BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Norwegian documentary - Competition

Love City Jalalabad

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Love City Jalalabad
Norge / 2013 / 1 t. 39 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Amir Shah, Hellen Rose
DIRECTOR:
George Gittoes
WRITER:
Torstein Grude, George Gittoes
PRODUCER:
Torstein Grude
Declare love on war!

Internationally renowned filmmaker and artist George Gittoes has come to the conclusion that simply documenting frontline action is not enough. He wants to use art to bring about change. George forms an artists' collective in the western Afghan city of Jalalabad, a province long controlled by the Taliban. This fearless documentary shows how the progressive youth of Afghanistan are rejecting the use of armed struggle and instead turn to film and art as an alternative means of bringing peace and social chance to their war-torn and occupied country.

 

Shown in 2013

George Gittoes

GEORGE GITTOES is an Australian artist, photographer and journalist. During his 40 years as a filmmaker and frontline painter, he has reported from war zones all over the world.