You Can’t Stop the Music

What happens when you can no longer practice the profession that is part of your identity?


– When the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Akbar Adeli was a music student at Kabul University. Before long, the Taliban take Akbar in their sights. Akbar and his parents are forced to make a difficult decision about Akbar’s future.

Written, directed and edited by Hashim Didari
Cinematograpy and sound Hashim Didari
Produced by Kirsi Mattila


Refugee Film Festival, Finland 2022
Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival, 2022
Oaxaca Film Fest, 2022
Stockholm City Film Festival, Sweden 2023, Winner of Best Short Documentary
Ethnografilm Paris, France 2023
IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain 2023