Snake

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    Snake

    Directed by

    2013

    14 min

    • English
    • Pashtu

    Documentary

    Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy went to Afghanistan in search of Pashtun women's poetry. In cities and villages in Kabul, Nangrahar and Helmand Provinces they collected two-line folk poems called Landays. Anonymous, dark with humour and in 22 syllables, they are songs of Pashtun women on the pain of love, homeland, separation and more than three decades of war. These are the voices of protest most at risk in Afghanistan's future. Landay means short, poisonous snake.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Zarmina Sahil
    Sara Amini
    Cinematography
    Seamus Murphy
    Editing
    Sebastian Gollek
    Distributor
    SEAMUS MURPHY
    Seamus Murphy

    Seamus Murphy

    United Kingdom

    Photography...is part history, part magic.

    Seamus Murphy. Photographer Seamus Murphy (born 1959) grew up in Ireland and lives in London. For over two decades, he has photographed extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has won several World Press Photo Awards. He aims to explore futher the shared language of photography and filmmaking.

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