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Wali's Friend

Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2013

16 min.DK/Documentary

When he's not going to school, Wali has to make money, so his family can eat and pay rent. He dreams of becoming an artist, but it's tough when he has to spend most of his time making money. With a girl friend, he walks the streets of Kabul with his scale, because he can't afford to buy gum to sell.



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: Walis ven
Danish title Tro Håb Afghanistan: Walis ven
Other titles Wali's Friend
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
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
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
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2014-05-30
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