On 11 December 2014, a 17-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up during a premiere performance at the AZDAR Theatre in Kabul. The bomber and two people in the audience died, and 40 people were injured. In extensive interviews, those affected by the bombing report on how they experienced the attack and how they’ve dealt with it since then. The film True Warriors tells the story behind the daily news reports – and is an inspiring illustration of the impact of culture.
Direction, camera and production: Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel, Niklas Schenck
Co-director and camera: Lukas Augustin
Film editing: Julia Drache
Music: Andrej Melita
With: Gulab Jan Bamik, Said Edris Fakhri, Ahmad Nasir Formuli, Homan Wesa and many others
A co-production of Pantaleon Films with Brot + Zwiebel and ZDF/ ARTE. Supported by the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH), the Filmförderungsanstalt FFA (German Federal Film Board) and the SRF.
The Berlin premiere with Niklas Schenck, Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel and Cornelia Klauß (moderation) is immediately followed by a panel discussion about cultural exchange with politically unstable countries.