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  • Hollywoodgate

    Hollywoodgate



  • Hollywoodgate

    Hollywoodgate



  • Hollywoodgate

    Hollywoodgate



Hollywoodgate

by Ibrahim Nash’at

Hollywoodgate

Germany, USA | 2023 | 92:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
original Pashto, Dari, English version
Synopsis
When the United States withdrew from its twenty-year 'forever war' in Afghanistan, the Taliban retook control of the ravaged country and immediately found an American base loaded with weaponry—a portion of the over $7 billion in U.S. armaments still in the country. Unprecedented and audacious, director Ibrahim Nash’at’s HOLLYWOODGATE spends a year inside Afghanistan following the Taliban as they take possession of the cache America left behind—and transform from a fundamentalist militia into a heavily armed military regime.



Golden Eye Jury statement:
HOLLYWOODGATE is the portrait of two Taliban military men, the head of the Taliban airforce and a lieutenant. The director Ibrahim Nash’at flew into Afghanistan risking his life two days after the US it’s allies evacuated the country. In succeeding to win the trust of his two main subjects and following them around for one year, he exposes a shocking world that is otherwise inaccessible. As an audience it is a privilege to become first hand witnesses to the process of the Taliban establishing their regime. Despite the restrictions placed upon him Ibrahim Nash’at, also manages to inform us about the world he wasn’t allowed to catch on camera and what this regime means to the whole country, especially women and girls.
Festivals/Awards
2023
80 La Biennale di Venezia – 80 Venice IFF
50 Telluride FF
Woodstock Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Golden Eye in the Focus – 19 Zurich FF
36 IDFA – Best of Fests
27 PÖFF – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Stockholm IFF
Special Mention – Verzio Int. Human Rights DFF
AFF Feature Documentary Award – Adelaide Film Festival, Australia
El Gouna Star & FIPRESCI Prize – El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
2024
21 CPH:DOX Copenhagen
26 TiDF Thessaloniki
Movies that Matter Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands #MtM
HUMAN – IDFF Oslo



Cast and Crew
  • Director Ibrahim Nash’at
  • Director of Photography Ibrahim Nash’at
  • Editor Atanas Georgiev, Marion Tuor
  • Sound Frank Kruse
  • Score Volker Bertelmann
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