On the String...

Since the Russian invasion in 1979, the number of Afghan immigrants in Iran increased to over 3.5 million. As of today, young generations of Afghans have been born and raised in Iran, most of them have never been to Afghanistan. 

About the music:

The music we composed is very atmospheric, based around e-bowed acoustic guitar, cello drones, string harmonics and wind instrument noises. Embedded in the music of young and old are universal themes as love, pain, desire and, above all, the ongoing dilemma: should I stay or go back? The answer is not evident and their struggle will continue, accompanied by doubt, pain and even death.

The film premiered at the 2011 editon of the Nederlands Film Festival as part of the official selection and was broadcasted on several international channels including BBC and Al Jazeera.