Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local
kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help
him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that
afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians
invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that
one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one
thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.