October 26, 2012
Director: Sonia Nassery Cole
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Sonia Nassery Cole
Starring: Haji Gul Aser, Sonia Nassery Cole, Walid Amini, Somaia Razaye, Hosna Tanha, Karim Jaweed, Sadaf Yarmal, Basir Mujaheed, Shafi Sahel, Jack Scalia, Edoardo Costa
Official website: BreadWinnerFilms.com
After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called "The Poet's Corner," with an open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read poetry, perform music and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their way of life when encountering opposition from lingering factions of the Taliban. "Black Tulip" is a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the current plight and resilience of its people. The film was made to give voice to the voiceless people of Afghanistan by telling a story through the eyes of an everyday family from Kabul, who remain hopeful despite constant struggle and tragedy.