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Uniform Title Afghan star (Motion picture)
Title Afghan star / produced by Roast Beef Productions, Kaboora and Redstart Media in association with Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation and More4 ; directed by Havana Marking.

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


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 781.63 AFG    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Media Room DVDs & Blu-rays  DVD AFGHAN    DUE 07-19-24
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 958.1 AFGHAN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 781.63 AF3    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
Credits Camera and sound, Phil Stebbing ; editor, Ash Jenkins ; original music score, Simon Russell.
Note Originally produced in 2008.
Audience Not rated.
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.
Note Special features: interview with director Havana Marking; theatrical trailer.
Awards Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Documentary, Audience Award; World Cinema Documentary, Directing Award.
Language English, Dari and Pashto dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
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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