KABUL TRANSIT

85 minutes, 2006.
Dari, Pashto, English, French and Russian w/English subtitles

In the broken cityscape of Kabul Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war,
Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. Kabul Transit
shuttles through the broken streets of the city, moving between public space and private,
listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream
media avoids. The result is a unique cinematic experience – a shifting mosaic of
encounters and raconteurs, captured glances and telling gestures, all beautifully shot
and woven together by the music and the found sounds of a city sluggishly coming to
life. Rejecting the usual device of narration and portraiture, the film asks the viewer to
experience Kabul as a newly arrived visitor would – with a freshness born of
apprehension on finding oneself in a place that is at once hauntingly strange and
altogether familiar.

"Spare, unsentimental and uncompromising...Kabul Transit is a picture of a city in fragments, without intro, commentary or visual aid. Lensing under arduous conditions is superb, lending the pic a big-screen presence."
Robert Koehler
VARIETY

FILM WEBSITE:
www.kabultransit.net

WATCH ON NETFLIX:
http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Kabul-Transit/70149658

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY
David Edwards
Maliha Zulfacar
Gregory Whitmore

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Gregory Whitmore

EDITOR 
Gregory Whitmore

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Judith Helfand
Eliza Segell

POST PRODUCTION SOUND SERVICES 
Mercer Media – NYC

SOUND DESIGN 
Editor - Gregory Whitmore 
Mixer - Bill Seery

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS 
Ruppert Bohle
Christine Kim

DVD PRODUCTION ASSISTANT 
Ethan Goldhammer

TRANSLATIONS 
Nematullah Bizan 
David Edwards
Faraidoon Nayebkhill 
Leyla Rouhi
Olga Schevchenko 
Zalmai Yawar 
Maliha Zulfacar

MUSIC BY 
Anouar Brahem 
Dastan Ensemble
Nashenas 
Aleksandr Rosenbaum 
Andres Segovia 
Akira Rabelais
Ahmed Zahir

TRAILER MUSIC BY
meta.am

FUNDING 
The Carnegie Corporation of New York

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT 
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo 
Williams College

Sales & Worldwide Distribution 
Bullfrog Films 
1 800 543 FROG 
www.bullfrogfilms.com

Festival Prints & Publicity 
Contact: Greg Whitmore 
kabultransit(at)gmail(dot)com