The Long Waiting Time / Den långa väntetiden

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Sweden, 2018


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directed by
Fariba Haidari

Persian, Swedish


about the film
This film is about five Afghan families who came to Sweden in one of the two years of 2015 and 2016. They live in a refugee camp in the north of Sweden and have lived in Iran for a long time before that. They talk about racism and the life they had in Iran. The film follows their lives in a refugee camp and the asylum process, as they go through it in a period of 15 months.

about the author
Fariba Haidari was born in Afghanistan and grew up in Iran. She has been living in Sweden since 2012. She made several documentaries and one fiction film in Afghanistan, but this is the first film she made while living in Sweden.

festivals and awards

The Afghan International Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018


Zanan Va Kooch (2005), Mardane Solh (2006),  Aunt Sakine (2008), Leila (2009), Dead men Walking (2009), Paper boats (2010).