After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called 'The Poet's Corner,' with an open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read poetry and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their lifestyle when encountering very real threats from lingering factions of the Taliban. 'Black Tulip' is a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the current plight and resilience of its people. Cole decided to make the film in hopes of giving voice to the voiceless people of her home country by telling a story through the eyes of an everyday Afghan family who remains hopeful despite constant struggle and tragedy.
Director Sonia Cole Writers: Sonia Cole and David Michael O'Neill Producers: Sonia Cole and Chris Cole Cast: Sonia Cole Country: Afghanistan