Layla's Melody: Faith Hope Afghanistan

Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2013

16 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

Layla hasn't seen her mother for four years. Her father was killed in the war and poverty landed Layla in a Kabul orphanage. She is happy to be there, because she gets to go to school and play music, which she loves. Then she gets a message that her mother is coming to visit. Layla is worried that her mother wants to take her back to the village and marry her off.

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: Laylas melodi
Danish title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Laylas melodi
Part of Faridullah's Day Off
Keywords Children, Living conditions, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2010-2019
Director Jens Pedersen
Co-director Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Screenplay Jens Pedersen
Producer Jakob Gottschau
Director of Photography Jens Pedersen, 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
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Undervisningsministeriets Tips- og lottomidler, Danida


Direction Jens Pedersen
Co-director Taj Mohammad Bakhtari


Screenplay Jens Pedersen


Producer Jakob Gottschau
Consultant Maria Mac Dalland


Cinematographer Jens Pedersen
Cinematographer Taj Mohammad Bakhtari


Editor Jesper Osmund
Additional editing Jens Pedersen


Music Paul Lawler
Music Teddy Lasry & Laurent Caillon
Music Bruno Alexiu


Voice Martine Ølbye Hjejle

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