International Pop Culture
The contestants' performances are terrific entertainment. Add to that the fascinating look at the realities of their lives, and what the chance to win this contest means to them, and you've got a very compelling drama. The details shown about their backgrounds is fascinating, and reflect a society rife with civil rivalries and a determination to break out of a repressive system.
Set in the social and political milieu of Afghanistan, this popular television show is opening the door to freedom of expression not possible until recently. It's amazing that a pop culture television show can have such a profound effect on society.
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- Afghan Star
- Director: Havana Marking
- Release Date: June 26, 2009
- Running Time: 87 mins.
- Parental Advisory: Content advisory for parents
- Country: United Kingdom
- Location: Afghanistan
- Language: Pashtu and Dari, with English subtitles
- Company: Zeitgeist Films