Marwa had an opportunity to leave Afghanistan with her husband and after months in a refugee camp, she reached Europe. But her father is still in Kabul and has received threats.
Raha chose to stay behind with her family. But the situation in the country kept worsening. In January 2023, with the assistance of Reporters sans frontières (RSF), Raha fled with her husband. She is now trying to help her family out.
Caroline Gillet has been recording documentaries for French national radio for the last 15 years. She started exchanging voice notes with Raha and Marwa in the days after the takeover of Kabul by Taliban. From podcast the project became an animation film.
Denis Walgenwitz is co-director of the animation film. He has previously worked on many productions with directors such as Ari Folman, or Marjane Satrapi.
Release of the film on Storyville of the BBC was on May 23rd.
A few projections are planned in the coming weeks :
August 25th : Festival Le Vigan in Cevennes (South of France)
August 29th : The film will be shown and is selected in BuSho Film Festival in Budapest, Hungary
We are currently looking for partners to broadcast the english version of the "Inside Kabul" podcast in North America. We are also looking for co-producers to finance the season 2 of the podcast.