Kabul Press: The official exam results for admission to military university of so-call country Afghanistan reveal systematic racial discrimination against the Hazara. While the Hazara students with top exam results cannot gain admission, the Pashtuns gain admission with the worst exam results. For instance, in Oruzgan, a Pashtun student with exam result 132 gains admission, but in the same province a Hazara with exam result 312 cannot.
Oruzgan is a Hazara native land which is invaded by (...)
Women’s Film Festival in Kabul
Currently screening films about gender and society from Afghanistan, Europe, India, and the USA
Wednesday 30 April 2008, by
The Second Take Film Festival: Gender and Society in Cinema began screening films Monday of this week at the French Cultural Center (Esteqlal High School), Kabul, and continues through Friday May 2nd.
The diverse program includes full-length and short documentaries and dramatic films. The dates of production range from the 1960s to current day educational films. The influences of Iranian, Indian, European and American productions are explored, with a special focus on the role of women behind the camera. Discussions with guest artists are scheduled.
The festival is produced by the documentary film group, mazefilm of Berlin, Germany, and the Centre for Art and Culture Afghanistan (CACA-Kabul), which was founded in Kabul in 2003, to initiate new and independent projects. CACA-Kabul produces documentary films, is the publisher of the literary and art magazine Honarmand, organises film festivals, and under the name Cinema-Club holds discussion rounds on the critique and analysis of films.
For more information, visit www.afghanistancinemaclub.com/
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