Afghanistan looks at itself:
February 22, 2002 11:31 AM   Subscribe

Afghanistan looks at itself:
Q: So if I brought you free films but they weren't about fighting, would you show them?
A: No.
A moving photo-essay on rebuilding Afghanistan's media sources.
posted by modge (5 comments total)
cool pix, thanks! i like these guys :) kinda reminds me of underground...
posted by kliuless at 12:01 PM on February 22, 2002

Thanks for the link! I'm very interested in post-war Afghanistan stabilization and social stability issues. I just hope we can do right be those people from beginning to end.
posted by Tiger_Lily at 1:28 PM on February 22, 2002

A man who worked in City Hall in Vienna told me that movies were intentionally cheap and plentiful after WWII, because it was a good way to keep people warm and entertained for a few hours! Hope everyone in Kabul gets to make up for lost time and enjoy some healthy escapism.
posted by sheauga at 7:10 PM on February 22, 2002

Awesome! Thanks. I hope they make it this time .....
posted by justlooking at 8:08 PM on February 22, 2002

(Or, capitalist conspiracy theories aside, people were interested in being warm and entertained, yet poor, which by the laws of supply and demand made movies cheap.)
posted by dhartung at 2:43 PM on February 23, 2002

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