“The Kite Runner” is a movie about friendship and loyalty, childhood and growing up, making mistakes and making up for them, cowardice and courage. It’s about Afghanistan; its people, its landscape, and its painful history – the horrors of Soviet invasion and Taliban Rule. It is about the gap between the West and the developing world – the U.S. and Afghanistan in this case -, a gap it shows to be hard, but not impossible to bridge. There is some hell in that American heaven, and some heaven in that Afghan hell. And last, but not least, it is about kites – not just the metaphorical ones!
The Kite Runner (2007) (Takes some time to load!)
Charlie Rose discusses “The Kite Runner” with Khaled Hosseini, author of the best-selling novel the movie is based on, director Marc Forster and main actor Khalid Abdalla.