Film festival comes to Kabul on war anniversary

A father desperately searches for his son, who has been sent on a suicide bomb mission. After losing everything, he ends up homeless and insane on the dusty streets of Kabul.
Tragedy can seem all too common in war-torn Afghanistan, but fortunately, this time, the story of Yacoub is not true.
Instead it is the centre of a movie, one of 50 screened during the first Autumn Human Rights Film Festival. The event provides a central Asian stage for directors from Afghanistan and abroad who are tackling human rights issues, and a window for the public to explore challenges many have faced themselves.
“This film festival is special compared to other festivals I have attended, because it’s about human rights,” said Homayun Morowat, the Kabul-born director of the film about Yacoub, An Apple from Paradise.