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AKA: Earth and Ashes

Country: Afghanistan

Genre: Drama



Dastaguir sits on the side of the road, his young grandson, Yassin, at his side. That road leads to a far-off coalmine, Dastaguir's dreaded, yet ultimate, destination. He is on a desultory journey to see his son, the child's father, who works in the mines. He must tell him that their village has been bombed and his entire family killed. As he struggles with many conflicting emotions, Dastaguir encounters several strangers along the way.


  • Afghanistan's 2005 submisssion for foreign language Oscar
Picture for Khakestar-o-khak


  • Abdul Ghani
  • Jawan Mard Homayoun
  • Kader Arefi
  • Guilda Chahverdi
  • Walli Tallosh

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Pretty good. Wajma is an even better Afghan film. Atiq Rahimi has gone on to make Our Lady of the Nile, an adaption of Scholastique Mukasonga's novel of the same name that uses a girls' boarding school as a microcosm in which to foretell the events of the Rwandan genocide; it's interesting and worthwhile, though Kinyarwanda is rather better.

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