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by Claire Billet, Olivier Jobard


Ghorban reached France alone in 2010 when he was 12 years old. He had travelled over 12,000 km from Afghanistan, experiencing the terror and dangers of clandestine migration. He was taken into the care of the child welfare services, and his social workers addressed him to a psychologist. He had to tame nightmares caused by abandon and poverty as well as deal with his teenager’s questionings. The filmmakers have followed his quest for a new life over 8 years, until he enters adulthood.

international title: Heart of Stone
original title: Coeur de Pierre
country: France
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Claire Billet, Olivier Jobard
film run: 89'
release date: FR 4/09/2019
film editing: Ronan Sinquin
production: Quark Productions
backing: CNC (FR), PROCIREP (FR), ANGOA (FR), Bourse Brouillon d’un rêve de la SCAM (FR), SACEM (FR)
distributor: Cinéma Saint-André des Arts

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