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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.
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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