Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 07:21:38 -0800 (PST)

Afghan American's film; History & Memory

Irvine -- What does the war in Afghanistan mean for an Afghan American filmmaker who went back in 1996 to videotape women in her homeland during the early days of the Taliban regime?

Sedika Mojadidi, the filmmaker, talks about how she made Kabul, Kabul, an evocative and lyrical cross between a documentary and an experimental film. Shot in both Peshawar (Pakistan) and Jalabad (Afghanistan) before the repressive character of the Taliban became fully known, when for many they were still viewed with hope as freeing Afghanistan from the throes of the Northern Alliance warlords, her film is a highly personal take on history and memory.

She is interviewed by show host Dan Tsang on Subversity on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County and Web-cast via, this Friday, December 14, 2001 from 5-6 p.m.

Topics include, in addition to the Taliban and media depictions of Afghanistan and the war there, the situation of women there, Afghan American and Asian American identity, and independent filmmaking.

Her film is expected to be shown on KCET in the next few months. It has been shown on the UCI campus, the latest during the Tent City video night recently.

The UCI Main Library also has a copy of the video, Kabul, Kabul (Multimedia DS375.K2 K33 2000) for classsroom use and library viewing. It is distributed to by Third World Newsreel (


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