Knocking on Time's Door

Michael Sheridan
Oct 11, 2013

Description of your filmIn "Knocking on Time's Door," a former Mujahedeen fighter returns to teach at the village school where his father taught. He lives what he teaches: that each of us is responsible to use the time we are given wisely. He’s leading the village development council and trying to build a new school. For many fighters, giving up their gun meant giving up an income and a position of power and respect. Can Afghan government initiatives, like the National Solidarity Program, provide employment and leadership opportunities for men that instill similar pride in the rebuilding of their communities? "Knocking on Time's Door" 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 "Knocking on Time's Door", or “The Fruit of our Labor”, please visit www.csfilm.org

Ahmad Wahid Zaman

Director

Hamed Alizada

Editor

Majid Zarand

Sound

Community Supported Film

Producer

The Killid Group

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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