You may then assume that this movie’s focus is there, and you would be correct.
The film Kandahar, which was released in 2001, follows a woman named Nafas. She’s a reporter who was born in Afghanistan, but fled with her family to Canada when she was young. She made it out safely, but her sister lost legs to a land mine when she was young and was accidentally left behind. Apparently they still converse, and one day Nafas gets a letter from her sister where her sister threatens suicide. Nafas makes the decision to return to Afghanistan to save her sister, where she “gets a clear and disturbing portrait of the toll the Taliban regime has taken upon its people.”
The film is playing tonight at 7pm at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema. It has a rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, if you’re into that kind of thing.