Faridullah's Day Off

Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2013

17 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

Faridullah's family's house was destroyed during the many wars in Afghanistan. His father had to take out a loan for his family to survive. Now bright, ambitious Faridullah is working with his father at the local brick factory to pay off the family's debt, and he is not afraid to stand up to his boss when he sees an injustice.

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: Faridullahs fridag
Danish title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Faridullahs fridag
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
Dialogue language Danish
International sales DR International Sales
Online release 28.11.2013, Filmstriben
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Jens Pedersen Aps, 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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