By Nelofer PAZIRA

WAZABI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2009

& Awards

IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg 2010
Special mention of the jury
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nelofer PAZIRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Anita LEE, Daniel IRON, Mark JOHNSTON
    • Synopsis
    • In a land beset by endless strife, honour can come at a high price – even for the innocent. Mena, a young, beautiful bride-to-be, lives in a remote village in northern Afghanistan. Respecting the deeply conservative local customs, she and her fiancé have little contact yet cherish a special bond. Her friendship with Afghan-Canadian translator Mejgan (played by Nelofer Pazira), a member of a Canadian
      film crew, briefly opens a window on a new world for Mena, but her foray beyond the boundaries of convention leads her inexorably down a dangerous