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Laila at the Bridge

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Canada, Afghanistan | 2017 | 94 min. | R

Laila at the Bridge

Canada, Afghanistan | 2017 | 94 min. | R

Synopsis

Afghanistan is the world’s largest opium exporter with the most heroin addicts. Despite experiencing a crisis of addiction, the country offers almost no treatment services. Having witnessed her brother’s 25-year battle with drug addiction, former child bride Laila devotes her life to treating heroin-addicted men and women.

 

Festivals:

Sheffield DocFest, 2018
Hotdocs, 2018
CPH: DOX, 2018

 

Language: Pushto, German, English, French

Subtitles: Lithuanian, English

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Directors: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

Cinematography: Elizabeth Mirzaei

Editing: Andrea Henriquez

Producer: Ina Fichman

Elizabeth Mirzaei

Filmography: Laila at the Bridge (2017), For Sardar: The Afghan Journalist (2016), Farewell Kabul (2014), Stranded in Kabul (2013)

Gulistan Mirzaei

Filmography: Laila at the Bridge (2017), For Sardar: The Afghan Journalist (2016), Farewell Kabul (2014), Stranded in Kabul (2013)

October 05, 20:00
Pasaka, kino teatras. Vilnius.

October 05

20:00

Pasaka, kino teatras. Vilnius.

October 13, 13:30
Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka. Vilnius.
Participation is free of charge

October 13

13:30

Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka. Vilnius.

Participation is free of charge

October 19, 19:15
Šiaulių ap. Povilo Višinskio viešoji biblioteka. Šiauliai.

October 19

19:15

Šiaulių ap. Povilo Višinskio viešoji biblioteka. Šiauliai.

October 20, 16:00
Garsas, kino centras. Panevėžys.

October 20

16:00

Garsas, kino centras. Panevėžys.

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