Laila at the Bridge

Laila at the Bridge

In a country offering almost no treatment services despite a crisis of addiction, Laila Haidari took the highly unusual decision to found her own pioneering addiction treatment centre and a restaurant where all of the waiters are recovering heroin addicts.

A deeply personal perspective on the global addiction epidemic, the film follows the labor of love of one woman fighting to keep her centre alive in the face of physical threats, governmental opposition and the departure of the international community from Afghanistan.

Dir. Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei - 96min - 2018 - Canada, Afghanistan - Languages: Dari, Pushto, Persian, English - Subtitles: English

"the story of a quite remarkable woman" Muse http://ow.ly/fcGt50BIvkN

Screening as part of our collection in partnership with Taskovski Home Cinema: https://truestory.vhx.tv/taskovski-home-cinema

Laila at the Bridge
  • Laila At The Bridge

    Dir. Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei - 2018 - Canada, Afghanistan - Languages: Dari, Pushto, Persian, English - Subtitles: English

    In a country offering almost no treatment services despite a crisis of addiction, Laila Haidari took the highly unusual decision to found her own pioneering addi...

Extras

  • Laila at the bridge - Trailer

    Laila Haidari survived child marriage and her own traumatic past to battle one of the deadliest problems in Afghanistan: heroin addiction.

    Dir. Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei - 96min - 2018 - Canada, Afghanistan - Languages: Dari, Pushto, Persian, English - Subtitles: English