These films from kanopy recognize importance of understanding the significance of the events occurring in real time in Afghanistan, as well as the historical chain of events that have preceded the Taliban takeover.
To honor the experience of the Afghan people while providing insight into the tumultuous history of Afghanistan and the Taliban, kanopy has carefully curated a selection of films that both educate and celebrate the country’s culture.
The Kite Runner (2007), a highlight from this collection, shows the toll of war in Afghanistan and the hardships its people have been forced to endure. Directed by Marc Forster, this Academy Award-nominated film brings forth a story of friendship and the selfless actions taken by one man to commemorate that bond.
This collection also features the following films:
- Jirga (2018) – Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.*
- A War (2016) – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
- The Kill Team (2019) – Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.*
- The Kill Team: Examining the Moral Dilemmas Faced by Soldiers (2013) – Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.*
- Camp Victory, Afghanistan (2010) – SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Award winner. *
- No Greater Love: The First Documentary Directed by an Active Duty Soldier in Combat (2015) – Winner of Best Documentary at the Boston Film Festival and the San Diego Film Festival.*
- The Hornet’s Nest: Two Journalists Follow US Troops in Afghanistan (2013)
- Afghan Star: Following the Contestants of a Pop Music Competition in Afghanistan (2009) – Winner of Directing and Audience Awards in the World Documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
- Armadillo (2010) – Critics Week Grand Prize winner at Cannes.