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Baba

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Inspired by the Communist president Najibullāh's grand project to bring about reconciliation with the mujahidin, the story of Baba concerns two small villages drawn into conflict by a murder, a revenge plot, and the dishonorable dealings of a spy. The villages are finally reconciled by the advice of a wise old man, Baba, who has kept out of all the quarrels that have separated everybody else by retiring to a cave. The character of Baba is based on a real hermit, Baba Firoz, who lived in a cave in Goldara surrounded by tame animals and supposedly lived to be 127 years old.

by
Juwansher Haidary

Afghanistan 1989

Dari

100’

With

Salaam Tsangi
Wali Talash
Asadullah Aram
Ibrahim Tookhyan
Humayun Pais
Zarghuna Aram

Crew

Written and Directed by
Juwansher Haidary
Cinematography
Noor Hashim Abeer
Editing
M. Akeem Marzi
Sound
Noorullah Multafit
Art Director
Osman Aleem
Make-Up
Sayed Khadeem Qubadi
Digital Restoration
Afghan Films, National Archive of Afghanistan, Indexical Films

Biography

Juwansher Haidary

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1952. He studied Engineering. In the early 1970s, together with Toryalai Shafaq and Latif Ahmadi, he founded Ariana Films, Afghanistan's first private film production company. The director and actor Juwansher Haidary is the current head of the Afghan Filmmakers Union.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Afghan Films

World Sales

Rafi Azizi, National Archive of Afghanistan