Virtual Cinema+ - What We Left Unfinished

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Friday November 13

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

What We Left Unfinished is a soaring testament to what movies can mean to a people.”

When the Taliban held power in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, the archive of the nation’s film was at risk of being destroyed and the creation of new works was forbidden.

In What We Left Unfinished, director Mariam Ghani interweaves histories and fiction to celebrate a tight-knight group of Afghan filmmakers who loved cinema to risk their lives for art. Despite government interference, censorship boards, scarce resources, armed opposition, and near-constant threats of arrest and even death, they made films that were subversive and, in the filmmakers’ opinions, constructed narratives that were always true to life.

Director Mariam Ghani will be joined by Speed Film Curator Dean Otto for a discussion of the film via Zoom. Register below for this free discussion.