This week’s pick comes on the heels of the shameful shuffle by NATO, Obama and Harper in Canada to extend and further obscure the end-date for the foreign occupation of Afghanistan. Synopsis of The Many Faces of Afghanistan, from the NFB site:
Four films, four remarkable journeys. Afghan Chronicles, by Dominic Morissette, focuses on an independent press group whose efforts to publish and distribute its magazines mirror the efforts of the country to rebuild itself. Good Morning Kandahar, by Ariel Nasr, tells the story of a group of young Afghan-Canadians trying to make sense of the conflict in their homeland, and the role played by Canada. A Dream for Kabul, by Philippe Baylaucq, follows the quest of a Japanese citizen who lost his only son in the attacks on the World Trade Center and is trying to break the cycle of violence by building a legacy for Afghan children. The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan, by Najeeb Mirza, follows the moving journey of two young men who were forcibly separated from their families as young boys and, after sixteen years, finally have the chance to go back and find their parents and their roots.
Enjoy and let’s end the occupation.