Item Details

Kites [electronic resource]: The Story of Kabul's Young Video Producers

Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Kites tells the story of Kabul's budding young video producers. Through a combination of the students' videos and their mentor Jacek Szaranski's artful camera work, this film looks at the use of video and high tech in a world usually associated with war and arch conservatism. Under the Taliban, it was forbidden to show pictures of human beings, let alone for young women to operate video cameras. The documentary introduces young Afghans and shows their skill with their cameras. Interestingly, they don't film barbed wire or military bases. Instead, they focus their lenses on their daily lives. They show their neighbors and children flying kites. The result is a film at times funny and at others sadly moving.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
79 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 10, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Story of Kabul's Young Video Producers
Contents
  • Opening Footage of Kabul (2:19)
  • Fresh Perspectives on Kabul Issues (2:51)
  • Learning the Art of Documentation (5:51)
  • Building Trust Among Subjects (2:50)
  • Interviewing a Kabul Family (4:52)
  • Child Poverty (7:36)
  • Documenting the Familiar (4:26)
  • Adding Music to Film (3:28)
  • War Torn Afghanistan (2:44)
  • Terrorist Attack (4:13)
  • A Family in Mourning (1:41)
  • Universal Sport (4:25)
  • Final Screening (4:03)
  • Credits: Kites: The Story of Kabul’s Young Video Producers (1:46)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2008.
Publisher no.
50001 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (79 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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