The South Asian Film Festival is taking off at Panjim today films from countries in the region like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan being screened at Kala Academy and two halls of the Entertainment Society of Goa.
On the first day, the formal inaugural function will be held at Kala Academy followed by the screening of the film An Apple from Paradise, a film from Afghanistan.
This 86 minute long film is inspired by a true incident and is directed by Hamayoun Marawat. It is a portrayal of the wrong interpretation of religion which is currently at a crossroads and also an a reflection of the conflict in Afghanistan society that is currently disoriented.
The film tells the story of an old man visiting Kabul to commiserate with his son who has lost his two sons in the ‘holy’ war with the Soviets. The betrayal by the mullah in whose custody the child was placed to learn the Koran, but instead the child was used as suicide bomber and understanding this betrayal is the theme of the movie.
This film will be screened at the Kala Academy at 7:00 pm.