The young men of Afghanistan have discovered the art of bodybuilding. In a country ravaged by war, these men still hold on to their dreams; dreams of muscle, honour and fame – absolute control of the body in a world of chaos.
From the dusty ruins of Kabul to the skyline of Dubai we follow the bodybuilder Hamid’s heroic struggle to gather food and proteins, hoping to win the championship and thereby create a better life for himself and his clan. But nothing goes as planned; Welcome to “Afghan Muscles” – a different and groundbreaking portrait of Afghanistan after 9/11.
Released 2006. Director: Andreas Dalsgaard. Documentary film.