Check Point| 28mins
Director: Hamed Alizadeh | Producer: Stephane Jourdain
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: France
At one of the many checkpoints in the city, policemen take turns, exposed to all dangers, far from their families, sheltered in containers where they share their meager meals, and try to steal a few hours sleep.
All day long, they search the vehicles, control the motorists, and the occupants. This necessary work is not without risks; radio or television stations regularly report bad news about the murder of police officers. And this work is not without inconveniences, including the aggressiveness of impatient motorists who do not fail to convey their criticism of the Afghan police: corruption, abuses of power, traffic uniforms and weapons, the rape of women...
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