Presented by Community Supported Film
Direction, Camera and Sound by Reza Sahel
Editing by Rahmatulah Jafari
Further information: csfilm.org/films/fruit-of-our-labor/
The streets of Kabul are clogged with pushcart vendors of every sort. After the fall of the Taliban the vendors were left in peace as there were few cars on the streets. Now they are beaten by the police and chased from corner to corner – unless they pay a bribe. Fruit selling is the product of choice in this the fall season because in the summer they rot too quickly in the 105˚ temperatures. It’s not a profitable living but in a country with 40% unemployment the choices are slim. Our banana seller is determined that his children not face the same humiliation and lack of options - but will they find any alternatives in 20 years?