HOLLYWOODGATE

Germany, United States 2023 – Director: Ibrahim Nash’at – Original language: Dari, English, Pashtu – Subtitles: English – Length: 91 min.

  • Do., 02.05.24
    21.00
    HFF - Audimax
    Original version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/director Ibrahim Nash’at
  • Fr., 03.05.24
    18.00
    Atelier 1
    Original version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/director Ibrahim Nash’at
  • Mi., 08.05.24
    20.00
    City 3
    Original version with German subtitles
  • Fr., 10.05.24
    20.30
    Rio 1
    Original version with English subtitles

After the USA’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, Taliban forces take over the former “Hollywoodgate” CIA base, which they see as an “enemy camp.” They are accompanied by the director Nash’at. His footage gives us a unique cinematic experience and a record of contemporary history, that observes the terrorist militia without commentary as they are carried away by the euphoria of their power trip, a fervour to explore and megalomania. Pablo Bücheler

 

Biography 

Ibrahim Nash’at is an Egyptian documentary filmmaker. He holds a master’s degree in documentary film from Met Film School Berlin. As journalist, he has worked for Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera, among others. HOLLYWOODGATE is his first feature-length film as a director. 

Filmography (selection) 

HOLLYWOODGATE, DE/US 2023, 99 min.
A MOMENT WITH THE WIND, UK 2018, 12 min.

 

No FSK youth rating

Production: Rolling Narratives in association with Jouzour Film Production, Cottage M, Raefi. Producer: Talal Derki, Odessa Rae, Shane Boris.

DOK.panorama 2024
  • Do., 02.05.24
    21.00
    HFF - Audimax
    Original version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/director Ibrahim Nash’at
  • Fr., 03.05.24
    18.00
    Atelier 1
    Original version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/director Ibrahim Nash’at
  • Mi., 08.05.24
    20.00
    City 3
    Original version with German subtitles
  • Fr., 10.05.24
    20.30
    Rio 1
    Original version with English subtitles