Come join the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana and the Ali Center for a screening of Frame By Frame.
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame By Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape–reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
Watch the trailer here!
The agenda for the event is as follows:
5:30 P.M. | Event Registration & Networking Reception
6:00 P.M. | Welcoming Introduction and Commencement of Film
7:30 P.M. | Q&A with Film Translator, Baktash Ahadi
Associate Producer and Film Translator, Baktash Ahadi, will be moderating/leading the discussion following the film.
Baktash Ahadi was born in Kabul in 1981. His family had to flee during the Soviet Invasion in 1984. After spending over a year and half in Pakistan between refugee camps and makeshift homes, his family was given asylum in the United States and started their new life in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Baktash started his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique. He then went into management, consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton before serving as a military translator in Afghanistan for three years. His experience not only brought him closer to his roots but also instilled a sense of responsibility to educate others on the realities on the ground in Afghanistan. Baktash joined Frame By Frame as ambassador for that same reason—to shed light on the country’s complexities through human stories.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Film starts at 6:00 p.m. (Doors open @ 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments.)