The only problem with this film for me was, it was just too non active. I don't think there was enough footage showing their repression. I don't think it touched close enough on the big picture. In Farsi and English with English subtitles, I just feel the movie was more about Nafas, than Afghanistan or her sister.
Nafas (Niloufar Pazira) was born in Afghanistan, but along with her family fled to Canada when she was just a child. Her sister was not able to get out with the rest of the family. She had lost both her legs from a land mine and when the family retreated, they had to leave her behind. An Afghan-Canadian journalist, Nafas is on a mission to return back to her country to save her sisters life, after receiving a letter from her that she planned her won death with the last solar eclipse of the 20th century.
Nafas tries to blend in by joining a group of refugees and posing as one mans wife. But she is reluctant to cover her face with the burqas all the time and risks getting caught. When they reach a point of going no further, she enlists the help of a young boy to take her the rest of her way.
2001 - Kandahar - National Board of Review - Freedom of Expression Award
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Writer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Producer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf