Notorious Action Artist/Filmmaker George Gittoes and his partner Singer/Performance Artist Hellen Rose team up with a local group of struggling actors to collectively declare LOVE and ART on Jalalabad. They set up and artist run space as a centre for freedom of expression, right next door to where Bin Laden plotted ‘9-11’. This daringly wild ‘High Prankster style Super Doc’ becomes deadly serious as George and his team act beyond killing with bombs and bullets and use art and music to sooth the savage beast of extremism. Gittoes takes the whole Tent Cinema Circus up the rocky road to Tora Bora in an old blue Russian built truck. With monkey, ‘Dali’ he stuns the villagers with balloons and fun, children squealing with delight, Gittoes defy’s the Taliban who can only watch on as the children are left spell bound. Amir Shah Talash marries for love, the 19yr old Neha Ali Kahn becomes the first Pashtun woman to make a film, Arshad Kahn the 3ft ‘petite’ comic genius, makes his international debut. Gittoes goes right into the heart of darkness and finds gold!
The team at Gittoes Films are proud to announce their film Love City, Jalalabad has taken out best documentary and most socially relevant at the 2015 Winter Film Awards in New York this February.
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