Laila at the Bridge

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 13, 2019 4:40 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sun, Apr 14, 2019 1:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:World Cinema
Documentary
Women & Film
Documentary Competition
Spotlight: Disruption
Tags:Documentary
Women Directors
Human Rights
Health & Wellness
Women's Rights
Addiction
War
Release Year:2018
Runtime:96 min
Country/Region:Canada
Afghanistan
Language:Dari
Pushto
Persian
English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Taskovski Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/276209349
Cast/Crew
Director:Elizabeth Mirzaei
Gulistan Mirzaei
Producer:Ina Fichman
Cinematographer:Elizabeth Mirzaei
Editor:Andrea Henriquez
Composer:Jessica Moss

Description

The April 12 screening at Capri Theater has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Director Elizabeth Mirzaei Attending.

The story of Laila Haidari is brought to the screen in this riveting documentary from Elizabeth and Gulistan Mirzaei, the first full-length feature from this married filmmaking duo. Having endured a cruel upbringing and being married as a mere child, Laila now leads the charge against another threat--the heroin addiction crisis facing Afghanistan. As the founder of a groundbreaking addiction treatment center and restaurant, Laila is determined to do everything in her power to help those in need. Her restaurant is staffed by recovering addicts, providing an essential opportunity for people who would otherwise be facing a future with little or no options. A story of heroism against impossible odds, Laila's work faces ongoing threats from outside forces, including political unrest in the country, government oppression, and an evolving Afghan society. Still, she presses on, her work itself a passionate demonstration of willpower and love.

Director Biography

Filmmakers Elizabeth and Gulistan Mirzaei have worked together on numerous short and documentary projects. Together, they are not only directors, but also editors, writers and producers. Laila at the Bridge is their first collaborative full-length feature.


Press

"The filmmakers’ familiarity with Kabul makes for a refreshing lack of self-consciousness, as they take us behind the scenes in political meetings or among the wretched of the city." - Point of View Magazine


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