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Title Afghan star [videorecording] / Roast Beef Productions ; Kaboora and Redstart Media in association with Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation and More 4 ; produced and directed by Havana Marking.

Imprint [New York., N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    781.63 AFG    Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a documentary film in 2008.
Special features: interview with director Havana Marking; theatrical trailer.
Credits Camera and sound, Phil Stebbing ; editor, Ash Jenkins ; original music score, Simon Russell.
Summary 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.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD.
Language English, Dari and Pashto dialogue with English subtitles.
Awards Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Documentary, Audience Award; World Cinema Documentary, Directing Award
Subject Afghan star (Television program)
Popular music -- Afghanistan.
Talent shows -- Afghanistan.
Television programs -- Afghanistan.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Added Author Marking, Havana. Producer. Director.
Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation
Redstart Media.
Roast Beef Productions.
Kaboora Productions.
Zeitgeist Films.
Standard No. 795975112437
Music No. Z1124 Zeitgeist Films

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