Asadagha's Heart

Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2013

16 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

In 2008, Asadagha's parents were killed in their home by American soldiers who had been told that terrorists were living there. Now, Asadagha and his two younger sisters are orphans and homeless. They have been staying with their uncle, but he tells them he can't afford to house them anymore. It takes more than this to beat down the three brave siblings.

The film is one of five short films in "Faith Hope Afghanistan", a series of portraits of Afghan children in Kabul and the ups and downs of life in the shadow of war.

Basic information Credits
Original title Tro Håb Afghanistan - Asadaghas hjerte
Danish title Tro Håb Afghanistan - Asadaghas hjerte
Part of Faridullah's Day Off
Keywords Children, Living conditions, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2010-2019
Director Jens Pedersen
Screenplay Jens Pedersen, Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Producer Jakob Gottschau
Director of Photography Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Editor Jesper Osmund
Production country Denmark
International sales DR International Sales
Online release 28.11.2013, Filmstriben
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Pedersen & Co Aps, Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Undervisningsministeriets Tips- og lottomidler, Danida


Direction Jens Pedersen


Screenplay Jens Pedersen
Screenplay Taj Mohammad Bakhtari


Producer Jakob Gottschau
Consultant Maria Mac Dalland


Cinematographer Taj Mohammad Bakhtari


Editor Jesper Osmund
Additional editing Jens Pedersen


Music Paul Lawler


Voice Jacob August Ottensten

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