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Persian-language Documentary. When Afghani filmmaker Hassan Fazili gets a bounty on his head from the Taliban, he and his family become refugees as they cross various international borders seeking asylum.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of cursing, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent depictions of injury and corpses in a documentary context - some blood, little detail; infrequent descriptions of violence - some detail
  • Infrequent depictions of smoking in a documentary context

Thematic elements

  • Refugees and stateless persons
  • The struggle for survival
  • The bonds of family

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and violence in a documentary context

Classification date

January 20, 2020