“It is difficult to shoot in Taliban,” said Neelofer Shama, an associate director from India. She, along with Afgani director Sediq Abedi, were here to present their film ‘Man’s Desire for a Fifth Wife’. The film generated a lot of interest during the ongoing International Film Festival of India.
“We have planned another film next year. If we receive some support, not financially per say, but from someone who can provide guidance to us, we would love it” added Shama. “We had to take equipment and technicians from India. Our mind was made but no one was providing any equipment. I was a little scared to go there but with my family’s support I managed to explore this opportunity,” she said.
The film’s producer Murad Hamidi said that the film was as real as the issues faced by Afghani people. “We wanted to portray the real issues Afghanistan is facing with war and fights happening all the time. With so many backlogs, we still took a big risk and here I am today in front of you in Goa and I feel delighted!” Hamidi said about his journey.
“The film is a real story about Afghani people, their lives, circumstances and the conditions they live in. In the film, we have shown our culture as it is and wanted a medium for screening where the audiences can glance through the real Afghan culture,” the multi-talented artiste said, adding that there are only 15-20 cinema halls in the war-stricken country.