Iranian filmmaker portrays 15 days of his stay among the Taliban

November 26, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Eslamzadeh has portrayed 15 days of his stay among the Taliban in a documentary entitled “Alone among the Taliban”.

“It was about five years ago when the idea of making a documentary on the Taliban entered my mind and it took about 40 months to gain the confidence of the Taliban to stay among them for a short time,” he told the Persian service of MNA on Wednesday.

“I traveled to Afghanistan several times so that I was able to convince them to accept me among themselves for 15 days,” Eslamzadeh added.

“I did research on the attitudes of the Taliban towards different issues such as politics and religion before I began the production, however, the doc is not an analysis and tries to be neutral”, he stated.

“I managed to take my camera among them and do interviews with several Taliban officials,” he explained.

According to Eslamzadeh, the doc will go on screen in the 9th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, which will be running in Tehran from December 13 to 19.