Like Eagle clip 1
Director: Fayz Muhammad Kheirzada
Duration: 00:04:13; Aspect Ratio: 1.366:1; Hue: 242.049; Saturation: 0.014; Lightness: 0.294; Volume: 0.144; Cuts per Minute: 10.412; Words per Minute: 69.096
Summary: Date (Afghan Calendar): 1345
A 120 minute black and white film about a little girl who runs away from her village in Paghman to see the jeshn celebrations in Kabul. Three clips digitised, full film should be done later.
Footage Source: Afghan Films DVCAM tape transfer
Translated by Rajni Prakash
Like the Eagle, directed by Fayz Muhammad Kheirzada, was the first feature film made entirely in Afghanistan. It also can be pinpointed as the source of the Afghan Films 'house style' of wrapping a fictional story around a core of documentary footage.
You know my dad and mom are not coming for the celebrations. Laila, remember we had gone for the celebrations last time? We could not see anything properly!
I really wanted to ride the ponies! I wished I could have sat and listened to the music all night! Laila, I want to go for the celebrations!
Laila, I am planning to go alone so that I can see everything properly.
Don't be so timid, my Laila!
Can you see that eagle, Laila?
I wish I could be like that eagle, flying high in the sky so that I can see everything. God knows where its nest is!
Laila, I must go. Something is inviting me to itself. Have you ever seen the wind of the month of Hoot (February/March) and have you noticed how it attracts one to itself? Something is driving me to Kabul and the celebrations. I must go, Laila. Otherwise whenever I grow old I will always wonder what that magic or mystery was. I have to know the truth about it. Once I am back, I will tell you everything.
How much do you think we have in the piggy bank, Laila?
Three and a half Afghani! Laila, it seems we cannot go there by bus. Laila, what do we do when a year's worth of our earnings cannot pay for the bus to Kabul?
I must go fast, Laila. In an hour, my dad and mom will be home.
My Laila, will you give them this note? You know I have got to go, Laila. You understand I have to see everything. The wind is pushing me right now. I have got to go, Laila.
Go in God's protection. Bye, Laila. You know I have got to go.
Dad, mom! I have gone for the celebrations, Shahla.
In this case, the narrative follows the adventures of a young girl who runs away from her village in Paghman because she wants to see the jeshn (independence day) celebrations in the city of Kabul.