Like Eagle clip 2
Director: Fayz Muhammad Kheirzada
Duration: 00:02:23; Aspect Ratio: 1.366:1; Hue: 240.000; Saturation: 0.017; Lightness: 0.229; Volume: 0.146; Cuts per Minute: 9.215; Words per Minute: 49.009
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
The first and third acts of the film are concerned with the invented journey of the girl to and from the celebration. The child's-eye-view of the world offered by Manand Woqab is unsentimental, but always alive to the unexpected beauty and wonder of the everyday made strange.
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.
Have you walked a long way?
No, I took the bus till Qargha; there, the bus stopped for the prayers and I went to get a drink of water. When I went back the bus had left.
My name is Shahla.
I am Enayat.
And this is Madagul.
Is this your own car?
No, we work for the Ministry of Agriculture. This car belongs to the farm of the ministry.
What do you do in the agricultural farm?
We cultivate flowers and trees.
So, you are a gardener?
Are these your trees?
Paghman's cold water
Clean is the mulberry of Parwan
Bring you back to life
The land of Kabul
Musk powder is cascading
Into the lap of Kabul
Tulips and flowers grow in every street and lane of Kabul