Afghan star

Afghan star

Downloadable Video - 2009 | Persian
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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. Havana Marking's timely and moving film follows the dramatic stories of four young finalists two men and two women as they hazard everything to become the nation's favorite performer.
Publisher: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 88 min.)) : sd., col

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musicv
Jun 04, 2014

I enjoyed this documentary. I read that the TV program is still being aired in Kabul.

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wgaikins
Mar 05, 2011

difficult to watch because of the language and subtitles, but culturally significant

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ohialehuadef
Sep 06, 2010

An eye opening view into Afghanistan through this bizarre TV event... super relevant NOW - everyone who wonders about what is going on "over there" should watch this. Heart breaking but weirdly inspiring.

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davidevans
Aug 02, 2010

NYT critic's pick, described as engrossing and suspenseful.

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