A Letter to the President

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A Letter to the President


by Roya Sadat



Director: Roya Sadat

Scriptwriter: Aziz Dildar

Cinematographer: Berouz Badrouj

Editing: Razi Kashi, Ahmad Faried Farahmand

Sound: Khalid Drudgar

Music: Zabih Mahdi

Cast: Leena Alam, Asad-Ullah Tajzai, Aziz Dildar, M. Maqsoudy, Farzana Nawaby, Mahmood Rub, Qader Aryaei

Production: Roya Film House, Kaboora Production

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Year: 2017

DCP, Color, 83 min, OV Farsi, Dari with English and French electronic Subtitles

Busan Film Festival 2017

French Premiere

Soraya is a civil servant who fights for the law to be enforced in Afghanistan today. Things turn out bad when she decides to save a young woman accused of adultery and condemned by the members of a clan. She is arrested and sentenced, and she now waits in the corridor of death. The only person who can save her is the president of the country. She writes a letter to him. Will he listen to her plea?

Entirely shot in Afghanistan, a country for its violence and war by the outside world, despite security being constantly threatened, the film tackles the issues of women in Afghan society today.

Directed by a woman and focussed on a woman, the entirely self-financed film A letter to the President paves the way for independent Afghan cinema, still at the early stage of its development. It is the first film from a woman director after the fall of the Taliban.

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