The Prince of Nothingwood 15


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This film was last shown on 24 December 2017

Camera! Lights! Action! Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most popular actor and director is shooting his newest (and 111th!) movie across the country. A larger-than-life character, he is greeted by adoring fans wherever he goes, smuggling his B-movies into town halls to the delight of transfixed audiences. He believes that ‘cinema is one big lesson – we can draw inspiration from cinema to help us in life.’ The Prince of Nothingwood is an extraordinary documentary about this hugely prolific film maker who spends his life making his childhood dreams come true in war torn Afghanistan.

Foreign language and subtitled


Sonia Kronlund
France, Germany
85 mins
Qurban Ali, Salim Shaheen, Sonia Kronlund

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