By Merryn Johnson Jawed Taiman‘s award winning film, Addicted in Afghanistan, which screened at Frontline on 13 September, is beautiful and utterly bleak. The documentary follows the lives of two young boys, best friends Zahir and Jabar, through the streets of Kabul. The film moves between their sober, childish hilarity and the painful grips of […]
This award-winning documentary tells the story of two addicted teenage boys living in Afghanistan and how their lives and those of their families have been ravaged by drugs. Director Jawed Taiman not only shows the vicious cycle of addiction, the devastating effect of drugs on everyday family life, and the distressing lack of life prospects, but also captures the remarkable friendship between the boys.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jawed Taiman. Well known as one of the world’s leading producers of heroin, Afghanistan has over a million drug addicts, many of them children. This award-winning documentary tells the timeless story of two addicted teenagers, 15-year-old Jabar and 14-year-old Zahir and how their families have […]