STONED IN KABUL, director

2008, 77 Minutes

Follows two young brothers and addicts, Reza and Hussein, from the bombed out ruins were they shoot up heroin to a decrepit mental hospital were they try to get clean. Co-directed with photographer Stephen Dupont, the film is an unflinching observational documentary that plunges viewers into an underreported side of life in liberated Afghanistan: a savage environment only partially alleviated by fraternal love.

A television version of the film {entitled “Brothers of Kabul”) was broadcast on CNN International and al-Jazeera in 2007. The following year it was a finalist for the Rory Peck Award for Freelance Cameramen and received Australia’s Walkley Award for Best Television News Feature.