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
Original title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Machgans vilje
Danish title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Machgans vilje
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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