Kuwaiti film producer Waleed Al-Awadi premiered his new film “Tora Bora,” on Tuesday evening which will start airing in cinemas from the first day of Eid.
The event was attended by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah and Sheikh Duaij Al-Khalifa Al-Sabah. Stars of the film, other renowned artists and journalists were also present at the premiere.
The film tells the story of a Kuwaiti man and his wife who went to Tora Bora in search of their son traveling to Afghanistan for Jihad, and the man was captured by the Taleban and accused of spying. The film went on to depict crimes perpetrated by this group against civilians.
Speaking after the debut, Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud said “Today we have seen a Kuwaiti movie of international standard; we have seen a pure Kuwaiti professional production; this is what we crave to go international and we must all support al-Awadi. He evoked our emotions and we cried due to the humanitarian power and pains of a journey of agony and hope.”
On his part, the producer Waleed Al-Awadi said he has been very kind to the Taleban and portrayed them justly, indicating he left out their finances and drug trades. He also said the film sends a message to families on the importance of monitoring their children closely and carefully.