Faridullah's Day Off (Faridullahs fridag)
Special Screening - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014
Eleven-year-old Faridullah and his family live in a brick factory in Afghanistan, where they work all day long to pay off their debts. Faridullah’s father promises things will change, but every winter he must borrow money, so the cycle of labour never ends. Still, Faridullah dreams of getting an education and of one day owning a restaurant, in a heartrending clash of reality and imagination that is a harsh reminder of the suffering of many of the world’s children.
About the Director
Jens Pedersen was born in Denmark in 1961. He studied screenwriting at San Francisco State University and has made more than a dozen short and feature-length documentaries. . In 2013, he directed the five-part documentary ‘Faith Hope Afghanistan’, a series of portraits of Afghan children in Kabul and the ups and downs of life in the shadow of war.
- Jens Pedersen
- Jens Pedersen, Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
- Jacob Gottchau
- Jesper Osmund
- Jens J. V. Pedersen, Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
- Sales Company
- Danish Broadcast Corporation