In the short history of Afghan cinema, women have been behind the camera for the first time only since 2001. Their cinematographic work is political in that it reflects and criticizes the present situation and is committed to the future status of women in Afghan society. The film programme juxtaposes the theme of “women and Afghanistan”, which has been repeatedly instrumentalized, with local initiatives of female filmmakers, actresses and women’s organizations, whose political work partially goes back to pre-Taliban times and has since then also been pursued in exile. These perspectives are brought together with films from the short history of Afghan cinema, as well as films from Tajikistan and Germany that address questions around representation, Gender and migration.
The film programme was presented between 2010 and 2012 in Spain and Mexico in the following places:
Independent cultural platforms workingimages (Barcelona) & mazefilm (Berlin)
In collaboration with:
Casa Asia & Semana Cine Experimental
Goethe Institut Barcelona & Madrid
Translations & Subtitles of Films:
Casa Asia & Cineasia
Mònica Bernabé & Sagar Malé
The film programme Cines de l’Afganistan: relatos de género y sociedad continues the work on the festivals SPLICE IN and SECOND TAKE, which were a collaboration between mazefilm, basafilm, Afghan Films & Armanshahr (Open Asia).