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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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 Hammeed, are looked up to as role models, while others, like Lima, are forced to hide their identities to protect their families.

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