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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 Festivals & awards
Original title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Laylas melodi
Danish title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Laylas melodi
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
Production company Pedersen & Co Aps
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Online release 28.11.2013, Filmstriben
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production company Pedersen & Co Aps
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Undervisningsministeriets Tips- og lottomidler, Danida

Direction

Direction Jens Pedersen
Co-director Taj Mohammad Bakhtari

Script

Screenplay Jens Pedersen

Production

Producer Jakob Gottschau
Consultant Maria Mac Dalland

Cinematography

Cinematographer Jens Pedersen
Cinematographer Taj Mohammad Bakhtari

Editing

Editor Jesper Osmund
Additional editing Jens Pedersen

Music

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

Voice

Voice Martine Ølbye Hjejle

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
New York International Children's Film Festival 2015-02-27
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2014-10-27
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014-08-21
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2014-05-30
TIFF Kids 2014-04-08
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2014-03-03
Amsterdam, IDFA 2013-11-20
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