Hollywoodgate

dir. Ibrahim Nash’at / 2023 / Germany, USA / 91min.
THE MAYOR OF GDYNIA AWARD; Honorary mention of the District Bar Council in Bydgoszcz for the best production dealing with the issue of human rights to a film
The director follows the development of the former American military complex "Hollywood Gate" and provides an authentic glimpse into the Taliban's rapid rise to power.

Immediately after the US pullout from Afghanistan, Taliban forces occupied the Hollywood Gate complex, which is claimed to be a former CIA base in Kabul. Over the course of a year, filmmaker Ibrahim Nash'at follows the development of "Hollywood Gate" and provides an authentic glimpse into the Taliban's rapid rise to power.

duration:
91 min
country / year of production:
Germany, USA / 2023
director:
Ibrahim Nash’at
cinematography:
Ibrahim Nash’at
producer:
Talal Derki, Shane Boris, Odessa Rae / Rolling Narratives, Jouzour Film Production, Cottage M, Raefi
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – Venice IFF, 2023 – IDFA Amsterdam
sections:
Man in Cinema Awarded at 21st MDAG Favorite movies of the online audience - TOP 15
competitions:
Millennium Bank Award – Grand Prix Amnesty International Poland Award Award for Best Cinematography
tags:
politics Middle East war awarded propaganda

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