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A Flickering Truth (2015)

As Afghanistan teeters on an unpredictable future, A FLICKERING TRUTH unwraps the world of three dreamers, the dust of 100 years of war and the restoration of 8000 hours of film archive. What surprises will emerge from the cloak of time?

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Pietra Brettkelly
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Credited cast:
Ibrehim Arif Ibrehim Arif
Mahmoud Ghafouri Mahmoud Ghafouri
Isaaq Yousif Isaaq Yousif
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Film preservation is a challenge all over the world, but on this scale of crisis Afghanistan ranks near the very top. The mini boom in film production that followed the establishment of the state Afghan Film organization in 1965 came to an end with the ascension of the Taliban, which viewed cinema as Western culture that needed to be expunged. The country's film history might well have been lost forever, if not for the brave custodians who risked their lives to conceal films from the regime. In A Flickering Truth, we meet the dedicated cinephiles who are now excavating, preserving, and restoring thousands of hours of film footage, both drama and documentary, from Afghanistan's cinematic past. The effort is led by Ibrahim Arify, who had been jailed for filmmaking under the Mujahedeen and fled the country to start a new life in Germany. Now, he has returned to rebuild Afghan Film and help bring a sense of order to a country where resources are scarce and needs are great. The heart of ...

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8000 hours of films, deteriorating in a war-torn nation. One man's mission to save them. See more »

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New Zealand

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English | Dari

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29 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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Official submission of New Zealand for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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