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Smiling in a War Zone

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 18 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Military & War, Social Issues, Vehicles & Transportation
  • Director:Magnus Bejmar


In 2002, the team of Magnus Bejmar and Danish performance artist Simone Aaberg Kaern (romantic and creative partners) read in the newspapers of Farial, a young girl in Kabul, Afghanistan who longed to train as a fighter pilot. Buckling beneath the oppressive weight of gender restrictions in Afghani society, Farial's dream appeared utterly hopeless, yet Kaern and Bejmar (a couple with a passion for aviation) felt deeply moved by her story, and planned to help her realize her personal vision. The two...more


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