The Forbidden Strings

    • Hasan Noori
    • Iran, Afghanistan, Qatar
    • 2019
    • 72 min
    • World Premiere
    • Luminous
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    Akbar, Hakim, Soori and Mohammad are born to Afghan parents in Iran and dream of being rock stars. Never allowed to perform a concert in Iran, they take a dangerous journey from Iran to Afghanistan - a mother land they've never seen - in order to perform their first concert in front of the ruins of Buddha, in Bamiyan.

    This film will only be available in Docs for Sale on November 23, after its World Premiere.


    Hasan Noori
    Afsaneh Salari for Docmaniacs, Hasan Noori


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    72, DCP, color
    Spoken languages

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    IDFA history

    World Premiere
    Supported with €5000 for Classic: Development

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