Film: Student Films

Production: 'Peace of War' (See both roles)

Abdullah Ali (Lead)

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Casting "Peace of War" in which a young solider in the Afghan Northern Army contemplates the future of his country while being taught the "game" of chess by an idealistic General.

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Male, ages 18-30, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Abdullah Ali: (Lead) must be fluent in Farsi, preferably the Dari dialect. Abdullah Ali was born to a middle class family in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was only a boy when the Soviets invaded. His father sent his mother and three younger siblings to live in San Francisco, while they remained in Afghanistan to watch over their property. At first, they succeeded in remaining inconspicuous. But as the war continued, their food supplies were running short. Abdullah and his father made frequent runs to the market, what was left of it at least. On a particular day the Soviets decided to raid the market. Abdullah and his father were caught in between bullets. They narrowly escaped. The next day, a Soviet squad showed up at the front door. They questioned Abdullah’s father about his whereabouts the day before. Without hesitation, they kill him on the spot. With nothing else left, Abdullah decides to leave the property and join the resistance. As the war continued he gained and lost many friends. With the absence of his father, General Shah was the charismatic figure he needed. Abdullah remains in the Northern Alliance, but now he is fighting against other Afghans. After thirteen years of constant fighting, Abdullah wishes he could return to the peace of the past.