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Birds Street

Original title: Kuch_e Parandeha

Directed by: Hezbullah Sultani

Produced by: Sahraa Karimi (Afghan Film, Afghanistan)

Country of production: Afghanistan

Runtime: 70'

Expected release: December, 2021

Production stage: First Rough Cut

Budget: €130,000 (60 % in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: co-producers, gap financing, distributors, buyers


Entering Kabul’s bird street is like stepping back in time a hundred years, to a corner of the city untouched by war or modernization. It is a narrow lane tucked away behind the an old Mosque, lined with stalls and booths selling birds by the dozen.
Afghanistan is a war zone country; but in this part of the city, there is a different life and people deliberately ignore the war.

Director’s profile:

Hezbullah Sultani is young filmmaker from Afghanistan, who studied filmmaking at Fine Art Faculty- Kabul University. He made several short films which won awards and he helped many European filmmakers to shoot their films inside Afghanistan.
BIRDS STREET is his first feature documentary which is in style of observational mode.

Producer’s profile:

Born in 1985, Sahraa Karimi is a film director, scriptwriter and producer. At the age of fifteen, she played as an actress in two Iranian films which brought her to study cinema in Slovakia and graduated with a PHD of directing. During these years, she has made more than 30 short fictions and documentaries, some of which won numerous awards in international film festivals.
After 10 years of making many shorts and documentaries, she returned to Kabul. She made two documentaries there which were successful internationally and were broadcasted through ARTE France and BBC. HAVA, MARYAM, AYESHA is her first feature film ( director and producer) which was shot entirely in Kabul and had its officially was selected and had its world premier at Venice Film festival. BIRDS STREET is her first feature documentary as a producer and co-editor of the film.