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Saturday 8th December

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Tell Spring 1

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, UK & Afghanistan | 84 mins | Saeed Taji Farouky & Michael McEvoy| 2015

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows one unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of deployment in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the front line. Without a NATO soldier in sight, and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.


Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival (2 awards)

Bildrausch Filmfest Basel 2015

Cleveland International Film Festival 2016

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2015

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2015

Madrid International Documentary Festival 2015

Sheffield Documentary Film Festival

The screening will be followed by an eye opening masterclass by director Saeed Taji Farouky on journalism and documentary filmmaking. 

Saeed Taji Farouky is a director and cinematographer, known for Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015), There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void (2013) and The Runner (2013). Saeed has over 15 years experience in documentary and filmmaking.

He specialises in human rights issues in conflict/post-conflict areas. Clients include The Guardian, The Observer, Reuters, Channel 4, BBC News online, Al-Jazeera news online and Intersection Magazine.

Saeed co-founded Tourist with a Typewriter, a London-based documentary production company dedicated to films on human rights and social justice.

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