“Kabulistan” is the ironic name given to the sphere of influence of the president of Afghanistan, which is largely limited to the capital, Kabul.
The exhibition Kabulistan brings together local and international perspectives on the social situation in Afghanistan using films, photographs and lectures. Excerpts from the film Passing the Rainbow by Elfe Brandenburger and Sandra Schäfer address the work of actresses and methods of subverting the rigid gender norms prevailing in Afghan society. Photographs from the series Urban settings and other kinds too show urban everyday life in Kabul. The Mobile Cinema presents a selection of films made in Afghanistan and on the Iranian border between 1985 and 2005.
A presentation of the newly published metroZones book Kabul/Teheran 1979ff - Filmlandschaften, Städte unter Stress und Migration (Kabul/Teheran, 1979 and After - Film Landscapes, Cities under Stress and Migration), edited by Sandra Schäfer, Jochen Becker and Madeleine Bernstorff) will take us back to the year 1979, a key date for political transformations in the region.
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Exhibition opening, 10 November at 8 p.m.
The exhibition continues until 9 December 2006
10 November 2006
11 November 2006
San Vicente Ferrer 23, local 3 E
Kabul/Teheran 1979ff funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
Kabulistan with support of the Goethe Institute Madrid.