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After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four
Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free
press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing
Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
Tue March 1, 2016, 7:30 only, Muenzinger Auditorium
Afghanistan, 2015, Dari*/English, Color, 85 min, 1.85:1, NR, DP • official site