THR: Afghanistan has chosen Raftan (Parting) as its entry for the 89th Academy Awards foreign-language category. Written and directed by Navid Mahmoudi, the film is a co-production between Afghanistan and Iran. Raftan revolves around a pair of young Afghan lovers who get separated when Fereshteh (played by Fereshteh Hosseini) has to leave the country with her parents
Huffington Post: The opening of a family movie theater in Kabul means women can watch films in public for the first time in two decades. For many living under Afghan society’s oppressive rules, the Galaxy Family Cinema isn’t just about films – it means a few hours of freedom. When the Taliban took control of Kabul in
Khaama Press: A famous Afghan singer Arash Barez has reportedly been arrested in connection to a clash in Kabul city that left a policeman dead. Kabul police chief General Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters in Kabul that the singer was arrested due to misrepresentation of information to police that led to the death of a policeman. Click
Scroll.in: The region known in ancient times as Khorasan bequeathed a rich and diverse cultural heritage to human civilisation. Like all long-lived cultures, Khorasan’s geography expanded and constricted like a huge lung breathing art, beauty and elevated thought, spread across much of what today we call Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. So huge was its
AOPNEWS | February 11, 2016 On July 18, 2015, Afghan actor Abdul Hafiz Khan decided to audition for a role in a new Bollywood movie, starring super star actor Aamir Khan. After more than 50 auditions, the 21-year old finally landed a role in Aamir Khan’s new movie, Dangal, which is scheduled to be released
Afghan singer Ramsha Shifa talks to VOA Dari service about her life in Afghanistan before coming to the West, her desire to help Afghan women, her musical career, her future plans, and even her personal life. She confirms that she is not married. The interview was conducted in Dari (Farsi).
AOPNEWS | January 28, 2016 Afghan singer Mozhdah Jamalzadah will be attending a screening for the movie “Salam Neighbor” in Palm Springs, California on Monday, February 1st. The event is scheduled from 6:30 pm to 8:12 pm at the Regal Palm Springs Stadium 9. Jamalzadah will be available during a Q&A session that will be
The National (UAE): It might seem as though EDM has invaded the world in the past few years – but now one Sharjah-based producer wants to use electronic dance music to heal its woes, too. Afghan musician Shuja Rabbani believes beats and blips could prove a valuable tool in bridging the gulfs between fractured communities in his
Tolo News: The sixth winter music academy of the National Music Institute of Afghanistan launched on Monday and within eight months, students will host concerts. Naser Sarmast, head of the institute, hoped that 2016 would be a good year for them and said that soon a group of 50 girls will be introducing Afghan music to
PR Newswire: Afghanistan’s first and only Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer has announced that his new album will launch on 16th of January 2016. Click here to read more (external link).