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Afghan star [videorecording] / Produced and directed by Havana Marking.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York., N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, c2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Videodisc release of the 2008 British documentary by Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation ; Redstart Media, Roast Beef Productions, Kaboora Productions.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 1.78:1 theatrical aspect ratio; stereo.
Special features: interview with director Havana Marking; theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
"From weapons to music" -- The conetstants -- The Afghan Star team -- Setara at the Kabul Zoo -- Rafi at home in Mazar-e-Sharif -- Lema adjusts to Kabul -- Hameed: "music is our unity" -- "She did a very bad thing" -- Afghanistan reacts -- Pashtun, Hazara and Tajik -- "We heard you've been killed" -- The final two -- Epilogue and end credits.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Ash Jenkins ; original music score, Simon Russell.
Summary, etc.:
"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. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity, or age"-- Container.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 1.78:1 theatrical aspect ratio; stereo.
Language Note:
English, Dari and Pashto dialogue with English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Documentary, Audience Award; World Cinema Documentary, Directing Award.
Subject: Afghan star (Motion picture)
Popular music > Afghanistan
Talent shows > Afghanistan.
Television programs > Afghanistan.
Documentary films
Nonfiction films.
Feature films

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