Laila at the Bridge

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Laila at the Bridge

Directed by Elissa Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

  • Canada, Afghanistan 2018; 97 min
  • Original version: Dari, Pashto
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

Since the US invaded Afghanistan, heroin addiction has rocketed. One woman is singlehandedly battling the crisis. Scooping men and women from under a squalid bridge, Laila Haidari detoxes them in her recovery clinic, which she funds through her restaurant staffed by former addicts. Her precarious income is destabilised as the Taliban attacks increase, and corrupt ministers reject her fundraising appeals.

Production

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