The Road Above

Michael Sheridan
Oct 9, 2013

In "The Road Above," it is estimated that out of 28 million Afghans, 1 million are addicted to heroin. Mona tried once to get her husband into treatment, but he escaped and she hasn’t seen him since. Now she works street construction, but does the manual labor wearing a burqa to protect the honor of her family. "The Road Above" is one of ten shorts featured in "The Fruit of our Labor" - a collection of Afghan-made documentary shorts that bring to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These films, made by Afghans trained by Community Supported Film, provide a fresh perspective of Afghanistan beyond the relentless battlefront coverage of the western media. Community Supported Film strengthens the documentary storytelling capacity in countries where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential for effective development and conflict resolution. CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking and video-journalism. The resulting stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable solutions for a more peaceful and equitable world. For more information on "The Road Above", or “The Fruit of our Labor”, please visit www.csfilm.org

Aqeela Rezai

Director

Jawed Taiman

Editor

Reza Sahel

Camera

Baqir Tawakoli

Camera

Reza Sahel

Sound

Community Supported Film

Producer

The Woods Hole Film Festival / Woods Hole, Massachusetts /
Arlington Film Festival / Arlington, Massachusetts /
Southern Utah International Film Festival: DocUtah / St. George, Utah /
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