Buzkashi! Credits

The Sweetest Embrace was produced by the National Film Board of Canada in Co-Production with Oxus Apertura Films, Inc. and in Association with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Written and Directed by
Najeeb Mirza

Producers
Bonnie Thompson
Adam Symansky
Najeeb Mirza

Editor
Joey Calugay

Consulting Editor
Nick Hector

Camera/Sound
Jimmy Bustos
Najeeb Mirza

Sound Editing
Leopoldo Gutierrez

Composer
Farangis Nurulla

Narration
Najeeb Mirza

Executive Producer in Development
Graydon McCrea

Executive Producer in Production
Derek Mazur

Additional Camera
Rafi Behroozian
Ebenezer George
Bill Kerrigan
Baryalai Dost Muhammad
Haseeb Mirza
Pat Morrow

Additional Sound
Gary Bruckner
Rick Hardy

Key Grip Calgary
Allan Belyea

Assistant Editors
Jimmy Bustos
Ensor Mirza

Additional Editing
Brenda Terning

Narration
Najeeb Mirza

Production Supervisors
Steve Hallé
Mark Power

Musicians
Jean-Marc Bouchard
Julian Grégoire
Guy Pelletier
Kiya Tabassian
Ziya Tabassian

Translators
Qudsia Hamidi
Roy Sakai
Archival Research
Elizabeth Klinck
Nailya Okda
Sound Edit Assistant
Carrie Haber

Foley
Lise Wedlock

Thanks to these men for sharing
their stories:
Amirdad Alamunbek
Soorgul Sakai
Alimardan Shahimardan
Habibullah Isfandyar
Hayat Aman
Ehsan Alam
Ulfatshah Tayghoonshah
Amrikhuda Nazarkhuda
Said Mansoor Khamsalishah
Niyaz Mohammed
Habib
Ziyaratshah Said Akbar

THANKS TO: (in Afghanistan)
Agency for Technical Cooperation
and Development (ACTED)
Raphaelle Guillon
Pierre Emmanuel Rolland
Ziggy Garewal
Frederic Roussel
Safiullah Saif
M. Daud Aziz
Daler Javodov
Robert Anderson
Ahmad Talib
Abdullah Hamady
Hamidullah Azmudin Rahimi
Noorullah Baqi, Logistics
Engineer Qahar
Hassib Qarar
Najib Nabizad
Engineer Latif Ahmadi
Omar S. Sultan
Munshi Abdul Majeed
Eng. Mohammad Din Khwahany
Shah Saidismail
Mohammad Darjat
Mirza Mohammad
Rizoali Marodaliev
Shamsher Asmatulloev
Suhail Tahmass
Dost Muhammad Shams
Shaz Ustaqadam
Tooryalay Akram
Mirza Arabshah
Izat
Ganjibek Khan
Dr. Shams
Karim Nawjoo
Baymohammad Azizbek
Nekmohammad

Drivers
Mohammad Ehsan
Mohammadullah C20
Nabi C26
Abdullah C97
Assadullah C41
Mohammad Nur Abdul Salom
Safar Imronshaev
Said Omar

Cooks, Guards
Karim
Aziz


Canadian Forces
Dr. Nadir Habib
Abdul Qadir Danish
Nasir Ebrahimkhail
Nathan Naidoo
Sophie Barry

THANKS TO: (in Canada)
Ensor Mirza
Eileen Mirza
Aradhana Mirza
Scott MacPherson
Embassy of Afghanistan in Canada
Omar Samad, Afghan Ambassador
to Canada
Baiba Morrow
Chinook Bottle Depot
Coast Plaza Hotel
& Conference Centre
Matt Gavora
SAIT Polytechnic
Mike Carey
Paul Cowen
Yam Sakkal
Tarik Khan
Michael Callan
Guillaume Legros
Carmela Prinzo
Alison Sue-Ping
Jacqueline Adderley
Husnia Aman

Archives
BBC Archives
Soorgul Sakai
Ariana Television Network

Audio Post Production
National Film Board of Canada

Video Post Production
National Film Board of Canada

Online Editor/Colourist
Julie Monette

Graphic Design
Phillipe Raymond

Titles
Gaspard Gaudreau

Production Coordinators
Ginette D’Silva
Susan Lewis
Faye Yoneda

Technical Coordinators
Steve Hallé
Mark Power

Marketing Manager
Kelly Isaac

Program Administrator
Darin Clausen

Executive Producer in Development
Graydon McCrea

Executive Producer in Production
Derek Mazur

The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan
National Film Board of Canada
in Co-Production with
Oxus Apertura Films, Inc
in Association with
the Swiss Agency for Development
and Cooperation (SDC)

© National Film Board of Canada/
Oxus Apertura Films, Inc/ Swiss Agency for Development
and Cooperation 2008