Afghan Star

Millions of Afghanies are watching the TV series 'Afghan Star' and voting for their favourite singers by mobile phone. That may seem frivolous, but 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 favourite singer in this vulnerable and traditional nation. We are given an insight into aspects of the life and culture of contemporary Afghanistan after 30 years of war and Taliban rule that are bound to surprise.

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