SAARC Film Day Series 2012


The First of many films featuring movies from the SAARC Region, was screened on the 23rd of January Monday, at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall. A film by Marc Forster, “The Kite Runner” is based in Afghanistan.  This movie, is a fascinating historic epic, set in the 20th century Afghanistan in 1978. The story is plotted in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, the much privileged life of Amir, with his Baba (father) a life where Hassan, son of his servant, natures up not only as a playmate, but as a kite runner, and loyal friend who always stood up for Amir against the local bully. The story revolved around the friendship between the two, but reflects other parts of like… the war torn Afghanistan with Russian invasion, that make Amir and his father leave their home on a dark night. They escape to America, where they make a new home in San Francisco. “A splendid blend of cast, location, and strength of characters, played by the actors with impressive performance”. The director of the film, Marc Forster, brings to life Khaled Hosseini’s book with a globally diverse cast and crew, mixing a remarkable group of non actors from Afghanistan and Central Asia, with an accomplished international cast. The result is a journey into a new world, – through a universal human story that speaks to anyone who has ever yearned for a second chance to make a change and find forgiveness.