[Videonews] *New Release* AFGHAN CHRONICLES

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Tue, 6 Nov 2007 17:27:10 -0500

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Dear Friends,

Things aren't going so well for NATO in Afghanistan. Afghan Chronicles
takes us behind the headlines through the story of Killid Media, a
publishing phenomenon that hopes to be an engine of change. See below
for Bonus Features on DVD.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW TRAILER
<http://www.nfb.ca/webextension/chroniquesafghanes/index.php>=20

Afghan Chronicles
A Film by Dominic Morissette

After twenty-five years of war and privation, Kabul is coming back to
life. Girls are back in school, and there is some freedom of he press.
But at street level, progress is still uncertain and reconstruction is a
slow process. At a time when the television news is often limited to the
latest sensational events, Afghan Chronicles explores the rebuilding
country, and presents the vital issues with which this reborn society
must contend.

Afghan Chronicles focuses on the resurgence of the media in Afghanistan
since 2002, specifically Killid Media. Founded by Afghans who returned
from exile, Killid produces two weekly magazines (including a women's
publication) and runs a radio station. Through its nation-wide
distribution network, Killid can influence the whole of Afghanistan. Its
goal is to inform, to educate and to combat the illiteracy of a large
percentage of the population by providing popular accessible content in
both the country's official languages, Dari and Pashto.=20
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Women play a vital role at Killid. In the face of entrenched prejudice,
they unhesitatingly put their own lives at risk to challenge social
taboos and validate the rights of other Afghan women.

Afghan Chronicles is also an in-depth look at Kabul, a city full of life
and enthusiasm. In several different neighborhoods we witness the
frantic confusion of a people trying to come to terms with a new era.
Everything has to be rebuilt from scratch and achievements are few and
fragile, but many forces are at work in the effort to move out of
isolation and into the modern world.

The tour of the city, filmed in long sequence shots, structures the
story and becomes in a sense a metaphor for change, composing a
portrait-in-the-round of a shattered cityscape seeking to rebuild
itself. It serves as a link between the various characters who reveal
themselves to us under the tactful but searching camerawork. Between the
noisy background of the on-the-spot street footage, and the more private
interviews that bring us closer to the citizens of Kabul, the film
becomes the mouthpiece for voices that clamor for greater freedom.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY, FILMMAKER BIOS, A TRAILER, AND MORE!
<http://www.nfb.ca/webextension/chroniquesafghanes/about.php>=20

CLICK HERE FOR OUR iSTORE

Afghan Chronicles DVD Bonus Features
Interview with Dominic Morrissette=20
The Dark Side of the White Lady - Promo Clip
Nadia's Journey - Promo Clip=20
Who Shot My Brother? - Promo Clip

Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager

National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010

Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 873 5160
Eml d.mcginty@nfb.ca=20

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Dear Friends,

Things aren't going so = well for=20 NATO in Afghanistan. Afghan Chronicles takes us behind the = headlines=20 through the story of Killid Media, a publishing phenomenon that hopes to = be an=20 engine of change.  See below for Bonus Features on = DVD.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW = TRAILER

Afghan=20 Chronicles
A Film by Dominic=20 Morissette


After twenty-five years of war = and=20 privation, Kabul is coming back to life. Girls are back in school, and = there is=20 some freedom of he press. But at street level, progress is still = uncertain and=20 reconstruction is a slow process. At a time when the television news is = often=20 limited to the latest sensational events, Afghan=20 Chronicles explores the rebuilding country, and presents = the=20 vital issues with which this reborn society must = contend.

Afghan=20 Chronicles focuses on the resurgence of the media in Afghanistan = since=20 2002, specifically Killid Media. Founded by Afghans who returned from = exile,=20 Killid produces two weekly magazines (including a women's publication) = and runs=20 a radio station. Through its nation-wide distribution network, Killid = can=20 influence the whole of Afghanistan. Its goal is to inform, to educate = and to=20 combat the illiteracy of a large percentage of the population by = providing=20 popular accessible content in both the country's official languages, = Dari and=20 Pashto.
 
Women play a vital role at Killid. In the face = of=20 entrenched prejudice, they unhesitatingly put their own lives at risk to = challenge social taboos and validate the rights of other Afghan=20 women.

Afghan Chronicles is also an in-depth look at=20 Kabul, a city full of life and enthusiasm. In = several different=20 neighborhoods we witness the frantic confusion of a people trying = to come=20 to terms with a new era. Everything has to be rebuilt from scratch and=20 achievements are few and fragile, but many forces are at work in the = effort to=20 move out of isolation and into the modern world.

The tour of the = city,=20 filmed in long sequence shots, structures the story and becomes in a = sense a=20 metaphor for change, composing a portrait-in-the-round of a shattered = cityscape=20 seeking to rebuild itself. It serves as a link between the various = characters=20 who reveal themselves to us under the tactful but searching camerawork. = Between=20 the noisy background of the on-the-spot street footage, and the more = private=20 interviews that bring us closer to the citizens of Kabul, the film = becomes the=20 mouthpiece for voices that clamor for greater freedom.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY, FILMMAKER = BIOS, A=20 TRAILER, AND MORE!
CLICK = HERE FOR OUR=20 iSTORE

Afghan Chronicles DVD Bonus=20 Features
Interview with Dominic=20 Morrissette
The Dark Side of the White = Lady - Promo=20 Clip
Nadia's Journey - Promo=20 Clip
Who Shot My Brother? - Promo=20 Clip

Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales=20 Manager

National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite = 307
New=20 York, NY 10010

Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 = 873=20 5160
Eml d.mcginty@nfb.ca
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