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Afghanistan seek India’s support to develop Afghan film industry

November 28, 2013

Khama Press/by Ghanizada

The Afghan filmmakers called on their Indian counterparts to assist Afghanistan develop its film sector.

While speaking during the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the Afghan filmmakers said that the people of Afghanistan love India and Bollywood films.

Sediq Abedi, Director of Afghan Film ‘A Man’s Desire for a Fifth Wife’ said the film industry in Afghanistan collapsed due to decades of civil war.

Mr. Abedi during an interaction with the Indian media persons said that the Afghan film industry lacks key facilities including inftrastructure to show the commercial films.

He appreciated India’s role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and called on the government of India and the Indian film industry to take similar steps and help the Afghanistan film industry to grow.

‘A Man’s Desire for A Fifth Wife’ is the first Afghan film which debuted at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). It is the first India-Afghanistan film in Dari language which was made under a unique joint venture between Indian and Afghan filmmakers, directors and technicians.

According to Abedi, ‘A Man’s Desire for A Fifth Wife’ is the first feature film which was filmed in Afghanistan in the last 66 years to show the reality of country.

The film was jointly produced by Indo-Afghan filmmakers with a total cost of $1.5-2 million.

(Views expressed are personal views of the writer)

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