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Afghan Star

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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.
DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taxi to the Dark Side

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Investigates the torture and killing of an innocent Afghani taxi driver in a gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power. This stunningly crafted narrative demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights.
DVD
2008
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In This World

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The hazardous journey of two Afghan boys as they travel from Pakistan through Iran, Turkey, Italy, France and the UK in search of refuge in London, revealing the desperate measures people take to escape persecution and life-threatening conditions.
DVD
2004; 2002
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View From a Grain of Sand: Three Women, Three Wars : Stories of Survival From Afghanistan

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Shot over a three-year period in the refugee camps of north-western Pakistan and in the war-torn city of Kabul, three women's personal stories are portrayed within the larger context of international interference, war, and the rise of religious fundamentalists in Afghanistan.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kabul Transit

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"In the broken cityscape of Kabul, Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war, Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. [The film] shuttles through the broken streets of the city, moving between public space and private, listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream media avoids ... Rejecting the usual device of narration and portraiture, the film asks the viewer to experience Kabul as a newly arrived visitor would"--Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Armadillo

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Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. The film presents a stunning account of both the horror and growing cynicism of modern warfare, the film premiered at the top of the box office in Denmark, provoking a national debate over government policy and the rules of engagement.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Pathans

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Looks at the long struggle of the Pathans, a group of detached and independent tribes living on the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan, to hold on the their territory.
VHS
1991; 1980
Ivy (By Request)