Afghan Star

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Wednesday / October 13, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop Idol is taking the nation by storm. Millions are watching the TV series Afghan Star and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. But this is more than just a TV show. In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing.

This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?

Join the library for this breathtaking look into what happens when Idol-style television meets Afghani culture and makes history.

Free and open to the public