Wednesday 9 February 2011

2nd annual Afghan Film Festival

The second annual Afghan Film Festival & Mini Market is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 at 2:00pm - 9:00pm

I enjoyed last year's festival and plan on attending this one. I know that the films last year were well done and left an impression ... one in particular, and not the one I would have expected before hand. The mini market part of the festival features jewelry, soaps, other things that I can't remember but are made in Afghanistan, as well as desserts, tea, and an opium bar. I'm kidding about that last one.

The event is run by the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and proceeds go towards initiatives to help girls and women in Afghanistan. Find out more on their Facebook page, or read the article in your community newspaper.

Some movie posters:

(If anyone else out there in the media wants to cover this, you can email CW4WA, or email me and I can likely put you in touch with one of the organizers.)


One Man Committee said...

I remember seeing Kandahar at the Towne about 8 years ago. It's a movie that's hard to forget once you've seen it...

Melissa Martin said...

Count me in for this. I have a wild amount of respect for the Afghan people; it's a long story I'll tell another time, but during some experience I found their community to be unbelievably resilient and inspiring.

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