“My country fights a war in my father’s country. And I look on with a growing sense of confusion.” So Ariel Nasr begins his powerful new documentary, Good Morning Kandahar, which gives poignant voice to the dilemmas felt by thousands of young Afghans around the world – many in surprising places – as they grapple with events in their homeland.
Good Morning Kandahar introduces us to young Afghan Canadians torn between a deep desire to help Afghanistan and fear that things will never change. Some are enthusiastic.There’s ‘Dewa’, who broadcasts pop songs, recipes and beauty tips to Kandahar on RANA-FM. And Yahseer, who enjoys the freedom of Canada’s nightlife, but by day broadcasts to tradition- bound Kandahar –mostly good news, plus warnings to keep back from NATO convoys.