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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Coming up, on Afghan Star

Last night we screened a movie called Afghan Star and I had the pleasure of meeting the director, Havana Marking and the executive producers, Mike Lerner and Martin Herring. They were just wonderful and the movie is a must see.

After 30 years of war and Taliban-rule, pop culture has returned to Afghanistan. Afghan Star - a Pop Idol-style TV series – is searching the country for the next generation of music stars. Over 2000 people are auditioning and even three women have come forward to try their luck. The organizers, Tolo TV, believe with this programme they can ‘move people from guns to music’.

Afghan Star was a huge hit at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and walked away with both the World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary and the World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary.

If you are in NYC, the film opens this Friday at the Cinema Village and Havana will be there for a Q&A on Friday June 26 and Sat June 27.

Enjoy the trailer and tell all of your friends about this gem of a film.

Time to meet the world's youngest smoker...

Umm, we've all had a stuck tic tac but I had no idea people collected them.

Stoned Wallabies are making crop circles? Where's M.Night?

I'll leave you with this:

Hog Wild from Nathan Clarke on Vimeo.

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