POV Co-Presents ‘Kabul, City in the Wind’ at Rendezvous with Madness (Win Tickets!)


We’ve added another Rendezvous with Madness title to our co-presentation roster! After the screening of Junha’s Planet on Friday, Oct. 18, please join us for the special presentation of Kabul, City in the Wind at 8:30pm. Both screenings are at the AGO’s Jackman Hall. Kabul, City in the Wind is a moving study of trauma and addiction.

Synopsis: In this subtle and beautiful documentary portrait, first time feature film director Aboozar Amini captures the everyday lives of 12-year old Afshin and his younger brother Benjamin alongside bus driver Abas. The three subjects of this subtle portrait of Kabul take us on a journey of their daily lives where war is omnipresent. Amini’s gentle camerawork gives us time to witness the intricacies of life in Kabul where dust appears as a main “character” in the film. Kabul, City in the Wind unfolds via intimate direct interviews with the subjects and observations of daily routines: in between the markets and helicopters buzzing, Abas’s bus keeps breaking down and Afshin becomes head of the household when their father, a former soldier, unexpectedly has to go to Iran. Kabul, a city that is mostly known for war and death, is presented lovingly as home for those who strive for a better tomorrow.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Hot Docs programmer Aisha Jamal and Ahmad Hematyar, President of Canadian Newcomer & Immigration Association.

Want to attend the screening? Email info@povmagazine.com for your chance to win a pair of tickets!

Kabul, City in the Wind screens at RWM on Friday, Oct. 18 at 8:30pm at Jackman Hall.

Get more info and tickets here.