The Forbidden Reel

    • Ariel Nasr
    • Canada
    • 2019
    • 119 min
    • World Premiere
    • Frontlight
    Driven to create amidst war and chaos, Afghan filmmakers gave birth to an extraordinary national cinema. Driven to destroy, Taliban extremists set out to torch that legacy. Marvelling in the beauty and fragile power of movies, Afghan-Canadian director Ariel Nasr crafts a thrilling and utterly original story of modern Afghanistan.

    This film will only be available in Docs for Sale on November 26, after its World Premiere.


    Ariel Nasr
    Kat Baulu for National Film Board of Canada, Sergeo Kirby for Loaded Pictures


    World Sales
    Nathalie Bourdon for National Film Board of Canada
    Festival Handling
    Élise Labbé for National Film Board of Canada

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    Available versions
    118, DCP, color
    Spoken languages

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