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Dari Subtitles 'Dishwasher of Kilburn'

Dari Subtitles ‘Dishwasher of Kilburn’

The Dishwasher of Kilburn is an independent short film about life for an Afghan immigrant in London. It was all shot on location in Kilburn and Cricklewood and features fantastic, authentic actors and a powerful, emotional story.


Matinée Multilingual was chosen to produce Dari subtitles for all the English speech, which made up about 80% of the video. The rest of the video has Pashto speech and was already subtitled in English. It was a challenging project, as there is a lot of slang used by the actors. We had some valuable feedback from the cast and crew which helped our Dari subtitler better tailor the subtitles for an Afghan audience. Once the Dari subtitles were approved, we synced and burnt-in to MP4 and MOV. You can watch the full feature on YouTube here:


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