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Machgan's Resolve

Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2013

16 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

Machgan's father is a drug addict, so he can't work or provide for his family. Machgan and her mother are left to take care of themselves, even though Machgan has an unwavering dream of going to school and becoming a teacher. She thinks it's unfair that she doesn't get to pursue her dreams. One day, she and her mother make an important decision about her future.



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: Machgans vilje
Danish title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Machgans vilje
Other titles Machgan's Resolve
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
Production companies Pedersen & Co Aps, Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Undervisningsministeriets Tips- og lottomidler, Danida
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Online release 28.11.2013, Filmstriben
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Pedersen & Co Aps, Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Undervisningsministeriets Tips- og lottomidler, Danida

Direction

Direction Jens Pedersen

Script

Screenplay Jens Pedersen
Screenplay Taj Mohammad Bakhtari

Production

Producer Jakob Gottschau
Consultant Maria Mac Dalland

Cinematography

Cinematographer Taj Mohammad Bakhtari

Editing

Editor Jesper Osmund
Additional editing Jens Pedersen

Music

Music Paul Lawler

Voice

Voice Jacob August Ottensten

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2014-10-27
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2014-05-30
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