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Kabul, Afghanistan. Pari, an in-house tailor, must find the means to purchase her prescription glasses in order to save her job.

Lindalee Tracey Award, Hot Docs 20

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 4

World premiere
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Salar Pashtoonyar

Fereshta Afshar, Marwa Amini, Irfan Amini, Jujtaba Sabar, Faruq Afghan
Producer Salar Pashtoonyar
Screenwriter Salar Pashtoonyar
Cinematographer Nikolay Michaylov
Editor Alexander Farah, Fjordi Spahiu
Production Company Badson Pictures
Source Salar Pashtoonyar
Afghanistan/Canada 2020 19 min. Persian with English subtitles Trailer | Director’s Website


Please note that VIFF 2020 online films can be viewed in British Columbia only.

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Salar Pashtoonyar is a Writer, Director and Producer originally from Afghanistan and currently based in Toronto. His films have screened at festivals worldwide, including Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada Film Fest, and Toronto Urban Film Festival, where his film was awarded Best Local Film. Salar worked as an Executive Assistant and Post-Production Supervisor on Deepa Mehta’s Anatomy of Violence (2016). He is currently completing his MFA in Film Production at York University.

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