Czech premiere

Laila At The Bridge

Laila At The Bridge

Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei
Afghanistan, Canada | 2018 | 97 min.

Language: Dari, Pashto
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Category: Right to know

Afghanistan has a booming opium trade and it is very easy to fall victim to heroin addiction. Laila, an uncompromising woman and restaurateur doesn’t intend to accept this.

One dose of heroin in Kabul costs the same as a loaf of bread. The risk of addiction is everywhere and recovering from it is extremely difficult. Laila and her brother, an addict for 30 years, help hundreds of people find a way to a new, drug-free life. During their endeavors, they face not only a lack of confidence in their treatment method, but mainly a system in which the drug mafia is interlinked with government structures. Laila represents the only hope for hundreds of people in an otherwise hopeless cycle of drugs, in which every saved life is a miracle. How will she come to terms with this difficult task, which eats up all her income and is hugely emotionally draining?

Impact

Laila Haidara, the protagonist of Laila at the Bridge, runs a ground-breaking drug centre in Afghanistan, where she provides assistance to addicts at her own initiative. She helps them return to a normal daily work routine in the restaurant attached to the centre. The situation in the country is very unstable and raising money is a challenge. We can all contribute to Laila's work by donating any amount to the Help Laila Treat Addicts collection. More info: https://www.gofundme.com/HelpLailaTreatAddicts

Director

Elizabeth Mirzaei

Filmography
2018 - Laila at the Bridge
2016 - For Sardar: The Afghan Journalist
2014 - Farewell Kabul
2013 - Stranded in Kabul

Gulistan Mirzaei

Filmography
2018 - Laila at the Bridge
2016 - For Sardar: The Afghan Journalist
2014 - Farewell Kabul
2013 - Stranded in Kabul

Projection

08. 03. 20:00 Atlas - Small Hall Czech premiere Tickets
11. 03. 18:00 Bio OKO Discussion Tickets
13. 03. 20:30 Svetozor - Large Hall Discussion Tickets

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