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The Afghan Alphabet (2002)
"Alefbay-e afghan" (original title)

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Documentary showing the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their life and culture were affected by Taliban regime.

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Documentary showing the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their life and culture were affected by Taliban regime.

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6 April 2002 (USA)  »

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In 2002 about 3 million Afghan Refugee were living in Iran. From those about 700,000 were Afghan Children who were not allowed to go to Iranian schools because of their illegal status in Iran. After this movie was made, this subject became controversial and finally the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) passed a bill in which the Afghani children were allowed to go to school and it resulted in 500,000 kids getting education. See more »

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I never knew!
15 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Thanks to the German reviewer...I wasn't aware that this wasn't a documentary and was wondering the same thing....What really annoyed me about it was the constant barracking of the young girl, who didn't want to give her name, and was obviously very uncomfortable about removing her bhurka. I felt that the interviewer was being almost as oppressive as the people she had been trying to escape from, by pushing his own beliefs on her.....But now I know that it was fiction, I don't know what to think. It actually worries me more, the fact that they tried so hard to make it look like a documentary, made me angry before I had even known it was staged and put a political bias on it! This could construed as propaganda at its worst.....I'm giving it 3/10, simply because it did interest me whilst I was watching it!


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