Afghan Star

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Director Havana Marking focuses her camera on "Afghan Star," a popular television show modeled after "American Idol" that airs in Afghanistan, where Islamic militants view music as sinful and have been known to target musicians for death. However, it's estimated that about a third of the nation tunes in to "Afghan Star" each week. Some singers, like Ham (more…)

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Afghan Star
In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop culture has returned to the country and since 2005, millions ha (more…)
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00:53 — Second trailer for Afghan Star to announce the documentary's premiere to HBO. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, p (more…)
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02:46 — The trailer for Zeitgeist Films' Afghan Star. In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Talib (more…)

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Director Havana Marking focuses her camera on "Afghan Star," a popular television show modeled after "American Idol" that airs in Afghanistan, where Islamic militants view music as sinful and have been known to target musicians for death. However, it's est… (more)

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