The Forbidden Reel

Loaded Pictures / National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The Forbidden Reel

The mandate

Coproduce an interview shoot with Afghan Director and Golden Globe Winner Siddiq Barmak (Opium War, Osama) in a Parisian theatre, remotely.

Filming location

Paris, France

Date of production

2018

Type of project

Cinema / Documentary / TV

Formats

90, 60 and 2 x 30 minutes

Release date

2019
The Forbidden Reel

Synopsis

A compelling portrait of an unknown Afghanistan emerges from the story of a heroic group of filmmakers who risked their lives to get the shot. With unprecedented access to Afghanistan’s national film archive, and 16 mm recreations shot in Afghanistan, The Forbidden Reel reveals a fresh perspective on the Cold War and the rise of Islamic extremism.

Credits

Director

Ariel Nasr (The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Good Morning Kandahar, Buzkashi Boys, an Oscar nominated short film)

Producers

Sergeo Kirby
Stacey Tenembaum
Camila Blos

What they said

« The shoot went excellently. »
Sergeo Kirby, Producer at Loaded Pictures

AVOIDED CO2 EMISSIONS

2.5 TONS

Services provided

local crew members

Local crew members

Second camera operator, gaffer / grip, audio technician, runner and fixer
drone

Gear

Sony FS7 (2x), lighting & sound gear, dolly, rail and others
location scouting

Location scouting

Mostly theatres in Paris and Angers
logistics

Logistics

Filming permission from a historic theatre