Thursday, November 12, 2009

David Edwards, Gregory Whitmore, and Maliha Zulfacar

Kabul Transit documentary
still from Kabul Transit
from Kabul Transit
image from the doc Kabul Transit

Kabul Transit, by David Edwards, Gregory Whitmore, and Maliha Zulfacar, has no narration and no formal interviews. Scenes unfold, such as at the Kabul currency exchange (top still). The filmmakers' point of view comes from framing and editing to create a a non-verbal, implied commentary. One official at a police station, for example, is framed with his fussy collection of pen stands prominently in the foreground. A headless American at a US facility is shown stomach-first. And a sequence showing old film reels dug up at the ruined Soviet Cultural Center implies that other outsiders have come and gone.
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