[Ed. 7/21: The last names of Afghan filmmakers and images of those still in the country have been removed due to the increasing insecurity in Afghanistan.]
A former Mujahedeen fighter returns to teach at the village school where his father taught. He lives what he teaches: that each of us is responsible to use the time we are given wisely. He’s leading the village development council and trying to build a new school. For many fighters, giving up their gun meant giving up an income and a position of power and respect. Can Afghan government initiatives, like the National Solidarity Program, provide employment and leadership opportunities that instills similar pride in the rebuilding of their own communities?
Full film: vimeo.com/187210407
Wahid, from Panjshir province, trained as an agriculturalist. He works as a journalist, producer, and director of long-form news reports, previously at Ariana TV and then at Bakhtar TV.
Presented by Community Supported Film
Direction and Camera by Wahid
Editing by Hamed
Sound by Majid
Further information: csfilm.org/films/fruit-of-our-labor/