The desire for freedom is natural for people all over the world.Obtaining a driving license is becoming a key factor towards personal freedom for Afghan women. However, is the Afghan society prepared for women behind the wheel? This topic and many others are beeing discussed by young talented director Sahraa Karimi in her film Afghan Women Behind the Wheel.By interviewing women of different age and from different social conditions, Shaara, born and raised in Kabul, gets the idea of their lifes and dreams. She tries to understand the issue of personal freedom in connection with getting a driving licence. The film is a fascinating portrait of women´s life in Kabul, where dreams are different to reality, Kabul, where the present time still has to face the culture of the past.
For twenty years, each summer holiday, the place called Rock of Shelter in the Slovenský raj mountains turns into a work camp of students, teachers and random tourists. They all come here to leave their professions behind for a while and turn into asons and carpenters. They expect no reward and volunteer to live and work in extreme conditions to help in the renovation of a medieval Carthusian monastery. The film presents stories of ordinary people and extraordinary friendships.