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Muhammad Ali Center Partners with World Affairs Council for Film Screening

(May 17, 2016)...

Evening includes discussion with the film’s translator

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 17, 2016) — In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, the Muhammad Ali Center is showing Frame By Frame on May 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Center’s auditorium. This is a ticketed event. A discussion with the film’s translator will follow.

Frame By Frame (synopsis): 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. View the trailer here.

Following the screening, the film’s translator and associate producer, Baktash Ahadi will lead a discussion. 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.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments are included. Tickets can be purchased here.

About the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org

Contact:

Jeanie Kahnke
Senior Director of Public Relations and External Affairs
jkahnke@alicenter.org
502.992.5301

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