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