Alexandria Brombach, Mo Scapelli, Afghanistan 2015
Language: farsi, english – subtitles: english
This film will not be shown at De Zwarte Doos, but at Natlab. It is still a USE program and students pay only €3,50 (make sure to bring your student card).
After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a new free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
Farzana Wahidy is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and one of the main characters in the film Frame by Frame. After the film, she will give some more insight into the film through a Skype connection.
Reserveren: Natlab 040-2946848