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Iranian new wave cinema at Joe's Garage: Afghan Alphabet (2002)

  • Joe's Garage 43 Pretoriusstraat Amsterdam, NH, 1092 EZ Netherlands (map)

Sunday January 31st 2016, Iranian new wave cinema: Afghan Alphabet (2002) by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. English subtitles.

Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.
Free admission.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf tracks the children who do not attend school in the border villages between Iran and Afghanistan with his digital camera and questions why they are not being educated. He finds girls studying in UNICEF classes in one region. One of the girls is not willing to come out of her burqa despite the fact that she has run away from Afghanistan and the Taliban are not present here. She is more afraid of the horrifying god that the Taliban have created than the Taliban.

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