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‘Sometimes you resist with guns, sometimes with camera’

by Laxmi Birajdar.

A powerful underground artistic movement is taking shape in a post-Taliban Afghanistan, said critically-acclaimed and award-winning Afghan filmmaker Siddiq Barmak. “Cinema is still not considered a part of Afghan art and culture by our government.

But our people love films. There’s a powerful underground artistic movement developing in Afghanistan as 75% of our society comprises young people who are looking for societal changes and creative breakthroughs after emerging from the ravages of wars,” said Kabul-based Barmak during a press interaction on Saturday. He was accompanied by film critic Latika Padgaonkar.

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