• Synopsis

    Despite more than 30 years of conflict, despite violence, poverty, fundamentalism and war, there is a blossoming artistic movement in Afghanistan willing to be seen. Creative Despite War foregrounds four of the most innovative young Afghan artists in their struggle to create and show their artwork, in a country were freedom of expression can often be life threatening. Despite of this fact, their art is slowly taking over the cities: from paintings on Kabul’s semi destroyed walls to heavy metal underground concerts. The film takes us on a journey into Afghanistan’s growing artistic movement and into the intimate world of these artists, showing the impact of their artistic work in the construction of a new Afghan society, and proving that there is another perspective to see the country beyond the conflict.