Human Rights Day - The Swallows of Kabul

Human Rights Day - The Swallows of Kabul

Virtual Film Screening | 
The Swallows of Kabul
A film by Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec.
With the voices of Simon Abkarian, Zita Hanrot, Swann Arlaud, Hiam Abbass 

10 - 13.12.2020 
Cinobo online platform

Duration: 1h21
Language: French
Subtitles: Greek
Animation,  2019

In collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Greece, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich 2020 and Cinobo, the Greek streaming platform for independent cinema, Flux Laboratory Athens presents The Swallows of Kabul. The film will be screened from December 10, 10:00, until December 13, 11:59 p.m., on Human Rights Day.

Please enter the promocode HUMANRIGHTSDAY2020 during your sign up process to watch the movie without the need to enter payment details*.

A hearbreaking love story with Kabul in the background, captured with an impressive handmade animation technique, based on the movements of real actors. In this meticulously crafted animated adaptation of the titular best-selling novel of Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra, hope finds a way to survive in a morbid environment. In Summer 1998, with Kabul under Taliban rule, Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.

The film was screened in the section ‘Un Certain Regard’ of Cannes Film Festival (2019). It was nominated for Best Animated Film, European Film Awards (2019).

“The respect of human right is a pre-condition for any progress and development.”
Olaf Kjelsen, Ambassador of Switzerland in Greece




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Embassy of Switzerland in Greece   I   Cinobo

With the support of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic   I   Human Rights Film Festival Zurich