December 1, 2009 7:00pm-9:30pm COM 101, College of Communication Panelists: Nick Mills, Journalism professor, College of Communication Shahla Haeri, Director of Women's Studies Program and professor of anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DentE2ydnMI.
Film Website: http://www.afghanstardocumentary.com/About the film, Afghan Star:
After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop Idol has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series ‘Afghan Star’ and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?
Winner, 2009 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary