Kabul Press is the official media partner of the independent movie, THE PERSIAN DINNER 2015. THE PERSIAN DINNER will be released in September in Italy. It is the debut feature film by the Hazara film director Amin Wahidi. Before this film, Amin Wahidi has made five short films including L’OSPITE/THE GUEST that won VENICE CITY AWARD 2014 last year during Venice International Film Festival. Kabul Press did this interview with Amin Wahidi on his new film in Italy THE PERSIAN DINNER 2015. (...)
Interview of Kabul Press with M. Amin Wahidi Director and producer of THE PERSIAN DINNER (movie) 2015
13 June 2015, by Editorial Staff
Exclusive Interview with Bashir Bakhtiari, famous Afghan Caricaturist, filmmaker and journalist
15 May 2009, by Mohammad Amin Wahidi
Bashir Bakhtiari, working under the pen name of Baache Azr,a is a pioneer Afghan journalist filmmaker who is better known among Afghan artists for the cartoons and other graphic work he creates.
His work as a journalist was done mostly in the past, although he still cooperates with some western free media. His filmmaking activities are not being covered by the media as well as they should, but his notable cartoons and cartoons are being published on many different sites seen by Afghans (...)
Budd MacKenzie, an American helping Afghans peacefully
25 January 2009, by Nathan Hartle
By Nathan Hartle
When Budd MacKenzie visits Lalander, a poverty-stricken Afghan village near the capital city of Kabul, the six-foot tall American has no shortage of friends. “I’ve always been treated very hospitably,” he says. “They will welcome you in, they invite you to dinner, they get upset with you if you don’t eat enough.”
Located in the Char-Asiab Valley just south of the capital, this village of a few hundred families has been ravaged by decades of war. Nevertheless, it is home to (...)
Kabul Press Interviews Sarah Chayse
2 October 2008, by Robert Maier
Sarah Chayse is best known in the U.S. for her nearly daily reports on America’s government-run National Public Radio network in the late 1990s. Beginning in 1996, she enjoyed reporting on generally calm stories about French food and culture as NPR’s Paris reporter. During the Kosovo crises, she became a steady and respected voice on the conflict with nearly daily reports on the horrors there. Her journalism career which began in 1991 took her to Algeria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and (...)
Interview from Afghanistan: Rosemary Stasek Part 3
19 May 2008, by Robert Maier
Most Americans and other English speakers do not have access to eyewitness accounts of events in Afghanistan. They get breaking news reports from big media that focus on bombings and violence— and not the realities behind the headlines. This series aims to generate discussion and help reveal effective solutions in Afghanistan’s search for justice, freedom of expression, and human rights.
The first interview is with Rosemary Stasek.
Rosemary is a Californian who has lived most of the past (...)
Interview from Afghanistan: Rosemary Stasek Part 2
26 April 2008, by Robert Maier
While Kabulpress.org enjoys huge input from Dari speakers throughout Afghanistan, the English pages have been much smaller. To remedy this situation, we are beginning a series of interviews with English speakers who reside in Afghanistan and can convey keen insights and greater knowledge about the situation in Afghanistan to those outside.
Most Americans and other English speakers do not have access to eyewitnesses who share their cultural perspective. They see primarily breaking news (...)
Interview from Afghanistan: Rosemary Stasek Part 1
20 April 2008, by Robert Maier
Kabulpress.org enjoys huge input from Dari and Farsi speakers around the world, but the English pages have lagged a bit. To address this, we are beginning a series of interviews with English speakers who reside in Afghanistan.
Most Americans and other English speakers do not have access to eyewitness accounts of events in Afghanistan. They get breaking news reports from big media that focus on bombings and violence— and not the realities behind the headlines. This series aims to generate (...)