Director: Sonia Kronlund.
Featuring: Salim Shaheen. France/Germany 2017. 86 mins. English, and Dari and French with English subtitles.
Salim Shaheen is the most popular and prolific actor-director-producer in Afghanistan. In a country at war, he’s made an astonishing 110 films over thirty years. A real movie buff and a showman, he makes films for the love of the craft, smuggling his work into town halls for community screenings and delighting audiences wherever he goes. Shining a spotlight on the man and his art, Sonia Kronlund follows the self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Nothingwood’ as he works on his latest project. The result is a rousing story of an endearing character who spends his life making his childhood dreams come true, and a celebration of the indomitability of cinema.