Tuesday 3 February 2009

Bridge The Gap - A Film Festival on Resurrecting Afghanistan

A two day film festival that features International films on Afghanistan.

Presented By:
The YP Foundation

Supported By:
India Habitat Centre
The Embassy of I.R. Afghanistan
Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Jamia Milia Islamia

Print Partner:
Tehelka

Design Partner:
theIdeaworks

Online Partner:
Delhi Events.com



Programme Schedule – Day One

February 7th 2009, 5:30 pm onwards

5.30pm onwards
‘Afghan Narratives’: Featuring Artwork and Photography on Understanding Afghanistan Today.

6.00pm
Launch of Bridge The Gap: A Film Festival and The Bridge, a magazine edited by young people on Indo Afghan perspectives on Understanding Afghanistan Today.

6.10 – 10.15pm
Bridge The Gap: A Film Festival on Understanding Afghanistan(Please allow for a maximum of 5-10 minute delays between the timings at which film have been scheduled.)

16 Days in Afghanistan
(Dir: Amwar Hajher)
6:10-7:10 pm
Shot within 16 days each day of the documentary deals with a unique situation and topic in Afghanistan that is not discussed in the western media. This is a documentary that focuses on Afghan culture and all aspects of life after the fall of the Taliban.

The Beauty Academy of Kabul
(Dir: Liz Mermin)
7:10 - 8:24 pm
A group of American hairdressers head to Afghanistan to open the country's first post-Taliban beauty school.

Group Discussion
8:25 - 9:10 pm
Moderated by the Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution.

The Afghan Chronicles
9:10 - 10:10 pm
The press group Killid Media attempts to set the foundations of modernity post the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The Afghan Chronicles follows the distribution of the weekly magazine Killid across Kabul; the documentary reveals the contradictions within this emerging society. It paints the picture of a country still under reconstruction and hoping for a better future.


Programme Schedule – Day Two

February 8th 2009, 5:30 pm onwards


5.30pm onwards
‘Afghan Narratives’: Featuring Artwork and Photography on Understanding Afghanistan Today.

6.00pm
Launch of Bridge The Gap: A Film Festival Day Two.

6.10 – 7.40pm
Bridge The Gap: A Film Festival on Understanding Afghanistan(Please allow for a maximum of 5-10 minute delays between the timings at which film have been scheduled.)


Beyond Belief
(Dir: Beth Murphy)
6 10-7:40 pm
Two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until the tragedy of September 11 struck. Rather than turn inward, grief compelled these women to focus on empowering widows in the country where the terrorists who took their husbands’ lives were trained: Afghanistan.

7.40 – 8.00pm
Live In Concert: Idree. A young Afghan student shares his musical talents.

8.00pm – 10.00pm
Bridge The Gap: A Film Festival on Understanding Afghanistan(Please allow for a maximum of 5-10 minute delays between the timings at which film have been scheduled.)

Afghan Star
(Dir: Havanah Marking)
8:00- 9:30 pm
After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Afghan Pop Idol is sweeping the nation. But this is more than just a TV talent show… in Afghanistan you risk your life to sing.

10.00pm Closing of The Film Festival.

2 comments:

uniqideas said...

Great work, YP! ... keep it up! :)

uniqideas said...

Great work, YP! Kudos to everyone in your team .. keep it up! :)