Living in the wake of the Soviet withdrawal, a bloody Civil War and the American invasion of 2001, a new generation of Afghan children have known little other than conflict. The many years of war have left hundreds of thousands of Afghan families struggling to survive, forcing their children into work instead of school and hurting the country’s chances to rebuild. According to recent UNICEF reports on Afghanistan, one in every four school age child is forced to work to help their family survive.
UNNOTICED: Children of Kabul will document this unfolding tragedy of a new generation of Afghan children growing up without an education and spending their childhood in poverty and labor. Their families devastated by the war, thousands of children are forced to work in the busy streets of Kabul, selling candy, shining shoes and begging to help their families. Using my personal experience as a guide, this twenty-six minute documentary will take the audience into the lives of these children, sharing their stories with an international audience in hopes of focusing attention on the future of Afghanistan – its children.
By educating and informing audiences about what is often forgotten in the war effort, UNNOTICED: Children of Kabul will document the struggles of these children in the hopes of raising funding for them by presenting the documentary to audiences worldwide. I would like to enhance the lives of these children and empower them as individuals.
Please watch the preview video provided to see an example of a child who would be profiled in the film. I need your support to make this dream project a reality!
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