Item Details

Afghan Star [videorecording]

produced & directed by Havana Marking ; the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation ; Redstart Media, Roast Beef Productions, Kaboora Productions
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American idol-style series, Afghan star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity, or age.
Director
Havana Marking
Release Date
2008
Run Time
88 min.
Language
English, Dari or Pashto dialogue; English subtitles
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Originally produced in 2008.
  • Title from container.
  • Special features: interview with director Havana Marking; theatrical trailer.
Related Title
Afghan star (Motion picture)
Awards Note
Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Documentary, Audience Award; World Cinema Documentary, Directing Award.
Credits
Camera and sound, Phil Stebbing ; editor, Ash Jenkins ; original music score, Simon Russell.
Published
[New York., N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, c2010.
Publisher no.
Z1124 Zeitgeist Films
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews:
Description
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; stereo.; 16:9 anamorphic widescreen.
Technical Details
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