*Locarno International Film Festival 2018 I Official Selection
CPH:DOX* 2018 I World Premiere
Documentary, Darice, Peştuca, Dari, Pushto, Persian, English; English sub., Afghanistan, Canada, 2018, Colour, 96’
DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei
PRODUCER: Ina Fichman
DOP: Elizabeth Mirzaei
EDITING: Andrea Henriquez
In a country offering almost no treatment services despite a crisis of addiction, Laila Haidari took the highly unusual decision to found her own pioneering addiction treatment center and a restaurant where all of the waiters are recovering heroin addicts. A deeply personal perspective on the global addiction epidemic, the film follows the labor of love of one woman fighting to keep her center alive in the face of physical threats, governmental opposition and the departure of the international community from Afghanistan.