Farar (Escape) clip 2
Director: Eng. Latif Ahmadi
Duration: 00:03:25; Aspect Ratio: 1.366:1; Hue: 47.143; Saturation: 0.114; Lightness: 0.515; Volume: 0.169; Cuts per Minute: 39.996; Words per Minute: 24.815
Summary: Date (Afghan Calendar): 1365
The story of a family, and a pair of lovers, before and after the Sawr Revolution, including their attempt to escape Kabul. Incorporates actual documentary footage from the 7th of Sawr. Two clips uploaded, more digitized but not full film. Should be re-telecined, color is terrible.
Footage Source: Afghan Films DVCAM tape transfer
Translated by Rajni Prakash
Where did you get this footage?
It's a scene from Farar, your film!
We've been watching select clips from Farar with Engineer Latif Ahmadi. For a moment, he is taken aback by these documentary images.
This is documentary footage from the Sawr revolution, filmed by Latif himself.
He laughs, "I wanted to get into one of those MIGs to film. The soldiers told me my chest could explode. One needs to have done a lot of exercises before getting onto these fighter planes."
Bagram first shot
Malik Khayoumov: Sawr Revolution
Zoom into the Arg Palace
Clock Tower of the Burj-e-Saat near the Arg Palace.
A fictitious scene of a prisoner inside the Arg listening to the sounds of the revolution.
Documentary footage from Khargah.
Real shot. Pul-e-Goon. (Pul-e-Charki)
"I was cameraman, there was also a photographer and sound recordist. We did not understand how tanks shoot, did not estimate their impact. And we were very close to the tanks here. We lost our hearing for a long time."
The Arg Palace a few days after the revolution. 2 nights of fighting and systemized attacks on the Arg Palace and on the government of President Mohammad Daoud Khan. With a planned military takeover of some strategic sites, the insurgent troops overcame the resistance of the Presidential Guard and killed Daoud and most members of his family.
Exterior of Radio Afghanistan. Tanks and troops moving into Radio Afghanistan. This is how the success of the coup and revolution was announced.
Most of the civilians were afraid.
Radio announcement by Mr. Pakhtin of the Information and Culture Ministry.
Dear compatriots! For the first time in the history of Afghanistan, the last remnant of the kingdom of cruelty, authoritarianism and the rule of the bloodthirsty dynasty of Nadershah has come to an end. And the entire power of the government is now in the hands of people of Afghanistan.
Bringing down the flag - archival footage.
Who is that?
It is Hamid.
Hameed has joined the democratic party.
Hamid, my son.
Homaira, what is going on? Tell me what is going on? Why are you scared?
Hamid! Do you hear the noise?
I can hear it; this is the revolution.