Festival Preview: Reel Afghanistan Festival, 21 – 28 February

20 Feb

Reel Afghanistan, an initiative of Education Through Art, which aims to create an educational and artistic dialogue between Afghanistan and the UK, takes place in Edinburgh from 21st – 28th February 2008.

I was vaguely aware of the festival thanks to the film season taking place at the Filmhouse from today until 8 March. However it wasn’t until I read an article in today’s G2 supplement in the Guardian that everything was put into perspective.

The article, entitled If I find one reel, I must kill you, explains how 1996 was a turning point for the Afghan film industry, as the Taliban decreed that all film was heretical and had to be destroyed. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read the piece, it might make what follows make a bit more sense.

I can’t really do the Festival justice on this blog, but everything is explained in detail over at the Reel Afghanistan website.

I’ll cover a few more of the events taking place over the next few days. There should be something for everyone here.

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