Previously at the ICA - Films

Risky Business: Afghan Women Film-makers + Q&A

12 Mar 2009

An exclusive evening of UK premieres for short documentaries by outstanding young Afghan directors. Half Value Life (Dir Alka Sadat, Afghanistan 2008, 25 mins, subtitles) is a gripping, stylish film about Mariya Bashir, the first and only public prosecutor in Heart, a city known for its corruption, kidnapping and violence against women. In A Girl from Kabul (Dir Shakiba Adil, Afghanistan/Finland 2007, 15 mins, subtitles) a successful camerawoman looks at her choices: career or marriage, but never both. Finally, A Day in the Life of Rahela (Dir Dil Afruz Zeerak, Afghanistan 2006, 27 mins, subtitles) is a beautiful film documenting the friendship between the film-maker and 13-year-old Rahela, who lives on a steep mountainside in Kabul.

Followed by Q&A with two of the film-makers.

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