RAWA Forest Cafe Film Showing

In March 2011 RAWA Solidarity Scotland put on a film screening at The Forest Cafe. We showed “View from a Grain of Sand” and had a short Q&A session afterwards.

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email: rawasolidarityscotland@noflag.org.uk


In April the Anarcha-Feminist monthly film showing and social will be hosting RAWA Solidarity Scotland in support of their showing of the film “Kandahar” highlighting issues facing women in Afghanistan. The event will take place at The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh.

More about the film..

Kandahar (originally titled Safar-e Ghandehar (Journey to Kandahar) and, alternatively, The Sun Behind the Moon) is a 2001 film by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, set in Afghanistan during the rule of the Taliban. The film is based on a story (partly true, partly fictionalized) of a successful Afghan-Canadian who returns to Afghanistan after receiving a letter from her sister, who was left behind when the family escaped, that she plans on committing suicide on the last solar eclipse of the millennium.

Kandahar was filmed mostly in Iran, including at the Niatak refugee camp but also secretly in Afghanistan itself. Most people, including Nelofer Pazira, played themselves. The film premiered at theĀ  2001 Cannes Film Fesitval, but didn’t get much attention at first. After 9/11, however, it was widely shown. Kandahar won Makhmalbaf the Federico Fellini Prize from UNESCO in 2001.

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