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Rated NR · 116 minutes

Drama, Family

After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called "The Poet's Corner," with an open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read poetry and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their lifestyle when encountering very real threats from lingering factions of the Taliban. "The Black Tulip" is a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the current plight and resilience of its people. The film gives voice to the voiceless people of the country by telling a story through the eyes of an everyday Afghan family that remains hopeful despite constant struggle and tragedy.

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Director: Sonia Nassery Cole
Writer: Sonia Nassery Cole and David Michael O'Neill
Producer: Sonia Nassery Cole
Cast: Haji Gul Aser, Sonia Nassery Cole, Walid Amini, Somajia Razaya, Hosna Tanha, Basir Mujaheed, Shafi Sahel, Payenda Joyenda, Sadaf Yarmal and Sayed Rahim Sayeedi

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