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Hewad is a nine-year-old street hawker in Kabul who dreams of becoming a film star. With the arrival of an Australian photographer, could his dream finally come true? From her exile in Australia, this Iranian filmmaker and poet has drawn inspiration from a true story which she weaved into this tale of hope. The recent return of the Taliban heightens its poignancy.

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  • Swiss Premiere
  • fiction
  • Afghanistan, Australia |
  • 2020 | 80 min. | Colour
  • Language: Pushto | Farsi | English
  • Subtitles: French | English | German
Cast & Crew
Granaz Moussavi
Behrouz Badrouj
Shima Monfared
Hossein Alizadeh
Michael Darren
Leah McKeown
Arafat Faiz
Elham Ahmad Ayazi
Saeeda Saadat
Freshta Alimi
Christine Williams
Baheer Wardak
Marzieh Vafamehr
Granaz Moussavi
Sterga Productions
Parvin Productions
Print Contact
Iranian Independents
Granaz Moussavi

2011 Poetess: Red Memory (poetry book)

2009 My Tehran for Sale (selected in Toronto, Vancouver and Busan)
2006 1001 Nights (documentary)
2003 Poetess: The Songs of the Forbidden Woman (poetry book)
2000 Poetess: Barefoot Till Morning (poetry book)
1999 The Restroom (first of 7 short)
1997 Poetess: Sketching On Night (Graffiti On Night) (poetry book)

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Conception: By the way studio - Développement: Agence MiNT

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