The documentary Cinema Pameer centers around a cinema in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan. A place for escape, inspiration and refuge in a city still trying to find its footing after decades of war, poverty and religious fundamentalism. The film will not only tell the story of the cinema itself – and the many inspiring characters surrounding it – but also take on the important task of showing an international audience how everyday life in a country torn apart can look, feel and evolve. Using film and cinema – recognizable and relatable to most people around the world – regardless of geography, culture or life circumstance. The aim of the film is not to delve into Afghan history or its many conflicts. Because as much as that has, and keeps affecting everyday life, it doesn’t necessarily define the country or its people. The film also strives to take a new approach on how documentaries often are shaped and structured. By contrasting the culture and region with more western contemporary elements such as music and photographic style it can both broaden its audience and portray a more modern and relevant picture. Below you can watch the pilot that was shot in March earlier this year. Here you will meet some of the main characters and get a wider understanding of the environment and its charm.
Favorite perk (500 SEK)
Oh-boy, this is so kind of you! We really mean it! Martin will send you a handwritten postcard from Kabul and of course you will have your credits in the film.
Handwritten postcard from Kabul + name in credits