Press & Publicity

“A heartbreaking glimpse into the daily life of Afghani children who are addicted to drugs” – IDFA Programmer
“Director Jawed Taiman deftly illustrates the vicious cycle of addiction and the devastation it wreaks on families. Thank god for this kind of insightful, courageous filmmaking. This is a story that doesn’t get on the news every night. But it bloody well should.” – Hussain Currimbhoy, Sheffield Doc/Fest Programmer

“Riveting” – Talha Burki, The Lancet

“The state of poverty in Afghanistan is a striking and heart-breaking feature of the film. The film was gripping from its very first scene.” – Fiza Social Media Blogger

“This is an intimate, sometimes unbearably, close observation of a ‘lost generation’ searching for their way out of the quagmire of addiction.” – Dokfest Munich programmer

“A powerful & emotional film.”  Film Critic Karl French.

Addicted reviewed by UK Film Critic Karl French on Cinepolitics & Interview with Producer Sharron WardPress TV Iran

Interview of Director Jawed Taiman & Producer Sharron Ward on BBC World Service.
Director Jawed Taiman talks about “Addicted” on IDFA TV.
Checkpoint Kabul Review by Dion Nissenbaum Afghanistan bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers. 
Addicted in Afghanistan was in the “Top 10 most watched docs” at IDFA 2009.
Interview with Sharron Ward on Addicted at Reyjkavik International Film Festival 2010

Interview with Jawed Taiman on Press TV’s Rattansi & Ridley Show, July 2010.

 Interview with Jawed Taiman at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2009 on Press TV’s Cinepolitics.
Interview with  Jawed Taiman on CBC News Canada’s Connect with Mark Kelly on Afghanistan’s opium trade.
Press Conference for Addicted in Afghanistan with Producer Sharron Ward at Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival March 2010. 
David Edelstein from the New York Magazine talks about Addicted at Reykjavik International Film Festival.
Producer Magazine featured an interview with Sharron Ward on the making of Addicted in Afghanistan.
Sharron Ward is an Emmy & RTS award-winning documentary filmmaker. Check out Sharron Ward’s website here and her production company Katalyst Productions here.

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