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Subtitled 'The Great Game', a name applied by Rudyard Kipling to the military conflicts which took place over strategically important Afghanistan, this festival looks at how centuries of war have affected the country's people and their culture, but it also celebrates the energy and diversity of Afghan life. It includes nine film premieres, plus several visits by leading Afghan directors keen to talk to audiences about their work.
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An optimistic documentary following a refugee family who live in a cave besides the ruins of the giant Buddha statues blown up by the Taliban.
A documentary about life in Afghanistan.
A Kabul taxi driver finds himself looking after an abandoned baby.
Four hopefuls compete to become pop idols in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
A little girl's attempt to go to school reveals the plight of many in modern Afghanistan.
Fourteen-year-old Iranian girl shoots a documentary about the making of a film in Afghanistan.
Docudramatic journey of two Afghan refugees from the Pakistan border to London.
A woman returns to Afghanistan to save her suicidal sister.
Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet
In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.
A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.
Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
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