My latest documentary, “There Are No Scraps Of Men” was shot in Kabul, Afghanistan.
THERE ARE NO SCRAPS OF MEN is the story of Alberto Cairo and the narrative of war’s impact on the Afghan population.
In his mid-60s, Alberto is a physiotherapist working in Kabul and has been called “the man who has helped 100,000 people walk again.” The Italian, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, runs the International Committee of the Red Cross’ rehabilitation programme in the country.
Traveling in Kabul is strongly discouraged by most Western embassies. The current Afghan government has little control over Kabul, which is effectively a war zone. Threats are unpredictable and the situation remains volatile. With that in mind the filmmaker came to the city to document the work at the Orthopaedic Centre.
The increasing demand for Cairo’s help has come just as Afghanistan has turned more dangerous for aid workers, who have faced repeated attacks.
This heartfelt documentary isn’t all stories of doom and gloom – rather stories of people who have by some luck, bad and good, who have been thrown together in life and are tasked with either giving up, or moving ahead in life.