Afghans to the top 52' by Louis Meunier


Afghanistan is today synonymous with conflict, terrorism and danger. Yet, before the war started, this country of Central Asia was famous for the hospitality of its people and the beauty of its nature.

In the far north-east of the country, Mount Noshaq, the highest peak in Afghanistan rising at 7 492 meters, has never been climbed by an Afghan citizen. In the Wakhan Valley, at the foothills of Mount Noshaq, four young men, Malang, Afiat Khan, Amrudin and Gurg Ali, have a dream: to be the first Afghans to set foot on the top of its peak to send a message of peace to their war-torn country.

But, at first, our four heroes - who have never climbed a mountain before – have to train physically and mentally to become true climbers! Indeed, at very high altitude, hypoxia and hard weather conditions can lead to dangerous situations.

Before trying to conquer Mount Noshaq, they first have to organize the expedition, find sponsors and convince the Afghan authorities. A crazy and almost impossible adventure that lasts over two years!

Will they rise to the challenge?


Direction: Louis Meunier

Production: Taimani Films and Memento

Genre: Travel & Adventure

Available versions: French, English


Etonnants Voyageurs Festival (France)
Official Selection
Explorimages (France)
Grand Public Prize
Les Ecrans de l'Aventure Film Festival of Dijon (France)
Alain Bombard Prize
Les Diablerets Film Festival (Switzerland)
Diable d'Or - World Cultures Category
Val d’Isère Film Festival (France)
Aigle d'Or
International Mountain Film Festival Autrans (France)
Public Award and Best Adventure & Expedition Film

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