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Afghan star.

Marking, Havana, (film producer,, film director.). Herring, Martin, (film producer.). Mohseni, Jahid, (film producer.). Stebbing, Phil, (director of photography.). Jenkins, Ash, (editor of moving image.). Russell, Simon (Composer), (composer.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 88 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films : 2009.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Havana Marking.
Summary, etc.:
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. Havana Marking's timely and moving film follows the dramatic stories of four young finalists-two men and two women-as they hazard everything to become the nation's favorite performer.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Popular music > Afghanistan > History and criticism.
Popular culture > Afghanistan.
Popular music > Afghanistan.
Talent shows > Afghanistan.
Television programs > Afghanistan.

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