April 5, 2016, 5:30pm
Frame by Frame Screening
Presenter: Atiqullah Faizi (Visiting Fulbright Fellow from Afghanistan)
Location: Fisher - Bennett Hall Room 231 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA, 19104

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own, reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape  – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

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THIS SCREENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.