SCREENING: 04 November 2018 at 14:30
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Dir. Travis Beard, 2018, Afghanistan, 77 mins
UK Premiere + Q&A with band member Yosuf Ahad Shah
Today, Afghans are among the largest groups of migrants to have fled their country for Europe/the West. Since 2002 the international community has injected more than a trillion dollars into Afghanistan. What went wrong? This film examines the counter insurgency/culture campaign that the US government (and others) waged, told through the eyes of young Afghans who started the country’s first ever heavy metal band and an adventurous Australian who created a Western-style music scene in the capital, Kabul. Will headbanging, disenchanted Afghans win the hearts and minds of their peers, or will the Taliban return from the grave to thwart their ambitions?
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