Laila at the Bridge

Having witnessed her brother’s 25-year battle with drug addiction, former child bride Laila devotes her life to treating heroin-addicted men and women in Kabul. As foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan and international aid dries up, Laila struggles to prevail over a crisis of addiction and a corrupt government in a country on the verge of collapse.

Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei
Director / Cinematographer

Elissa has co-directed, filmed and edited award-winning documentaries for BBC, Al Jazeera and produced films for the US, German and Canadian governments.

Gulistan Mirzaei Gulistan Mirzaei

Gulistan grew up and worked as a journalist in Afganistan and Iran. He has made award-winning documentaries selected by Al Jazeera Asia and made them for the BBC and the Discovery Channel. 

Ina Fichman Ina Fichman

For 25 years Ina has produced award-winning documentary and fiction films for television and theatrical release. Credits include: The Wanted 18, Monsoon, Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt... more»