In a country offering almost no treatment services despite a crisis of addiction, Laila Haidari took the highly unusual decision to found her own pioneering addiction treatment center and a restaurant where all of the waiters are recovering heroin addicts. A deeply personal perspective on the global addiction epidemic, the film follows the labor of love of one woman fighting to keep her center alive in the face of physical threats, governmental opposition and the departure of the international community from Afghanistan.
Festivals And Awards
Elizabeth Mirzaei has co-directed, filmed and edited award-winning documentaries for BBC, Al Jazeera and produced films for the US, German and Canadian governments.
Gulistan Mirzaei grew up and worked as a journalist in Afganistan and Iran. He has made award-winning documentaries selected by Al Jazeera Asia and made them for the BBC and the Discovery Channel.
F:ACT Award – CPH:DOX 2018. Hot Docs 2018. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. BelDocs, Belgrade 2018.