Quark Productions

Heart of Stone

by Claire Billet & Olivier Jobard


Ghorban reached France alone in 2010 when he was 12 years old. He had travelled over 12,000 km from Afghanistan, experiencing the terror and dangers of clandestine migration. He was taken into the care of the child welfare services, and his social workers addressed him to a psychologist. He had to tame nightmares caused by abandon and poverty as well as deal with his teenager’s questionings. The filmmakers have followed his quest for a new life over 8 years, until he enters adulthood.

Best Documentary Film - One World, Prague, 2019
Special Award for Mediterranean Friendship - Beyond Borders, Greece, 2019
Millenium, Brussells, 2019
Ethnocineca, Vienna, 2019


Directed by Claire Billet & Olivier Jobard
Edited by Ronan Sinquin

Length 89'
Format 16/9

With the particpation of the CNC
With the support of the PROCIREP & the ANGOA
With the support of the Bourse Brouillon d’un rêve of the SCAM & of the SACEM for the original music

© Quark / ARTE GEIE - 2018

Heart of Stone