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Afghan Director Sahraa Karimi at TIFF: “Do Not Let Afghan Cinema Die”

“I am trying to start a new life, a new journey but I am very sad, of course,” said Sahraa Karimi during a virtual conversation out of the Toronto International Film Festival.  “Anytime I am…

Afghan Director Sahraa Karimi to Adapt Her Own Flight From Kabul as Feature Film (Exclusive)

Sahraa Karimi, an Afghan director who narrowly escaped the Taliban to safety in Europe just weeks ago, is turning her harrowing true story into a feature film. Called Flight from Kabul, the…

Michael Moore Is “Proud” of Biden Over Afghanistan Withdrawal: “It Never Goes Right, It Never Goes Well”

Michael Moore says he supports President Joe Biden’s decision to stick to the Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline for American troops in Afghanistan despite criticisms around how “crazy it went” at…

Venice Festival Invites Afghan Directors to Talk About Taliban Takeover

The Venice Film Festival unveiled details on Saturday of a panel discussion involving Afghan filmmakers covering the situation for artists in their country since the Taliban seized…

Venice: Afghan Film Head to Speak About Country’s Plight After Taliban Takeover (Exclusive)

Afghan director Sahraa Karimi, the head of national cinema body Afghan Film, who last week escaped Kabul ahead of Taliban militants, will travel to the Venice Film Festival to speak on the plight…

‘My Childhood, My Country’: Film Review

Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi's documentary chronicles the life of an Afghan youth over a period of two decades.

Fox News Evacuates Three Afghan Nationals Who Worked With Correspondents

Fox News shared today that it successfully evacuated three Afghan nationals who have worked alongside correspondents during their coverage of the region for the past two decades. In an…

Rep. Barbara Lee on Reliving Sole Anti-Afghanistan War Vote With New Doc: “Very Painful Then and Very Painful Now”

In 2001, California democratic representative Barbara Lee went down in history for being the lone congressperson to vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, which gave…