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‘I was lucky,’ says Afghan filmmaker Sadat on fleeing Kabul

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By Lucien Libert PARIS (Reuters) – Hours before the Taliban took control of Kabul, filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat received an offer to leave Afghanistan. She declined, as it would mean leaving family members behind. The next day she went to the bank. “(Suddenly) we saw Taliban cars with white flags … and … we’re running,” Sadat told Reuters in an interview. “And that was for me like a moment of a movie that couldn’t be real because I was in the middle of Kabul.” Accompanied by nine family members, Sadat, whose first feature film “Wolf and Sheep” won the main prize at Cannes festival Directors’…

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