Afghan Star (2008)

Democracy has never sounded so good…

For most Westerners, the collective image of the Middle East, fuelled by decades of news broadcasts and front-page headlines, is a war-torn land of dusty ruins. But, for the ordinary people who live in the region, their lives are full of colour and passion despite the troubles that surround them. Film-maker Havana Marking’s enthralling documentary not only highlights Middle Eastern culture, but also those people who are determined to live life to the full despite the difficulties they face on a daily basis.

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