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Don’t miss this next film, where "Sing Your Life Away" is taken literally!

March 10, 2010

  • Afghan Star
    7pm, Wednesday, March 24
    Room 216, Young building, Lansdowne campus

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop culture has returned to Afghanistan. Millions are watching Afghan Star—a pop idol-style TV series in which 2,000 people from across the country audition to compete for a cash prize and record deal. This film follows the moving stories of four young contestants looking for a new life. But their journeys take a terrifying turn as one young woman dances on stage, threatening her own safety and the future of the show itself. In Afghanistan, you risk your life to sing.

Winner of the best foreign documentary and best director awards at the 2009 Sundance film festival, Afghan Star provides us with a hopeful and troubling look at a country trying to recover from decades of war and oppression. Join us for the Victoria premiere of this film.

The public is welcome to attend and admission is by donation.

Mark your calendar for the next film in this popular series: H2Oil on April 27.

Cinema Politica is co-sponsored by Camosun’s School of Arts and Science, Students for a Democratic Society, and other student groups on campus. For more info, contact English instructor Jeanne Iribarne at iribarne@camosun.bc.ca.

 

Last updated: March 11, 2010 2:08 pm

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