One Bullet

One Bullet

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
An Afghan mother and a US filmmaker, connected through one stray bullet, forge a surprising friendship amidst America's longest war. This story of an intimate female friendship is told by a filmmaker who spent 18 years in-and-out of Afghanistan – creating, among others, Camp Victory, Afghanistan, a documentary revealing the complex relationship between the Afghan Army and American troops sent to train them. 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 their brother’s death on her remaining sons. A haunting image of that boy surviving a bullet wound prompted Oscar and BAFTA-winning director Carol Dysinger to investigate, what happened to him, who fired the shot. What begins as procedural turns into something more intimate as Dysinger and the boy's mother come closer, despite everything that should divide them. But then came the Taliban. A war story unlike any other dares to ask: how might we make peace across vast social, cultural, and religious divisions? One cup of tea at a time.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Carol Dysinger
Script: Carol Dysinger, Steen Johannessen
Cinematography: Carol Dysinger, Kirsten Johnson
Editing: Steen Johannessen
Sound: Bob DeMaa, Samuel Creager
Music: Endless Noise
Production: Kwanon Films, House of Real, OnSight
Producers: Su Kim, Ashim Bhalla, Carol Dysinger, Jesper Jack
Co-producers: Carmen Chaplin, Tamana Ayazi
Executive producer: Tony Maher, Jeff Wolk
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: UK, Denmark, USA
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 93'
Contact: First Hand Films
Awards/Distinctions: Best International Documentary – Galway Film Fleadh 2023

Carol Dysinger


2010 Camp Victory, Afghanistan
2019 Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) (short)
2023 Come Hungry: A Day in the Luzhou Night Market (short)
2023 One Bullet