I am an associate producer for the film, The Black Tulip.
Here's a synoposis:
After the attacks on the World Trade Center, U.S. Forces drive the Taliban leadership from Kabul. For the first time, the brutal Taliban Mullah Mohammed Omar and his followers are in retreat, most are in hiding.
Seizing this new window of freedom, Farishta Mansouri along
with her husband Hadar celebrate their independence byturning her father’s destroyed bookstore into a restaurant called “The Poet’s Corner.” Along with an open microphone, a small stage and
an invitation to all to read their poetry, the people of Afghanistan
now have a safe home to tell their stories and to sing their songs.
But like a lightening rod, these voices attract the darkest
and desperate Taliban. In their efforts to silence the family and the movement they’ve inspired, they target the Mansouri family in the most horrendous ways imaginable. The Mansouri’s are forced to confront the dangers and do whatever it takes to protect their family.
Against all odds, the Taliban are given a lesson of their own.