Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Forum

Khan-e tarikh

The House of History

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This short essay film was assembled by director Qader Tahiti from unedited newsreel footage shot by eight Afghan Films cameramen between 1993 and 1995. It combines stark documentation of the impact of the civil war on the city of Kabul with poetic narration, and uses the destruction of the archeological museum to represent the larger iconoclasm taking place in Afghanistan at that time.

by
Qader Tahiri

Afghanistan 1996

Dari

20’ · Black/White

With

Sher Mohammad Khara (Narrator)

Crew

Director
Qader Tahiri
Cinematography
Qader Tahiri, Sayed Mawjoud Hussaini, Noor Hashim Abir, Sarwarudin Haidari, Shah Mohammed, Mirwais Ahmadi
Editing
Mumtaz Ahmadzai
Sound
Abdulla Wafa
Digital Restoration
Afghan Films, National Archive of Afghanistan, Indexical Films

Biography

Qader Tahiri

He primarily worked as a news cameraman for Afghan Films. Khan-e tarikh is his only directorial work.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Afghan Films

World Sales

Rafi Azizi, National Archive of Afghanistan