Brand New
UK, Denmark, USA 2023, 92 min, HD
A Kwanon Films Production
by Carol Dysinger

One Bullet

The film could also have been called TWO WOMEN, EATING - because one keeps telling the other, 'eat something!' - the essence of a dialogue between foreigners, and in this case, even enemies, Afghan and American. ONE BULLET is an epic story on an intimate, human scale. Two decades of war told through one bullet, a death, and a touching friendship.

This story of intimate female friendship forged amidst America's longest war is told by a filmmaker who spent fifteen years in and out of Afghanistan. In this war movie, the battlefield lies behind the curtains of an Afghan home as Bibi Hajji struggles to survive the loss of her youngest child and the impact of a brother's death on her remaining sons. A haunting image of that boy surviving a bullet wound prompted director Carol Dysinger to investigate, what happened to him, who fired the shot? The film evolves from procedural to an excavation of the human experience, of loss and redemption. It asks: how might we make peace across vast social, cultural and religious divisions? One cup of tea at a time.

ONE BULLET by #academy #awardwinning @Carol Dysinger will open the 30th anniversary edition of @Slamdance!

DocEdge NZ (World Premiere), Galway Film Fleadh (Best International Documentary), DXFest (US Premiere), Slamdance (Opening Film)