A Flickering Truth

2015
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A Flickering Truth documents the remarkable true story of exiled filmmaker Ibrahim Arify as he returns to his native Afghanistan. Tasked with restoring 8000 hours of lost Afghan films, his job is all the more formidable considering the medium has been outlawed by the Taliban government for many years. Films burned and destroyed – thought never to be seen again. Unearthing dusty reels of film, some dug out of collapsing barns, others hidden in ceilings and many discovered by pure chance, Ibrahim must also deal with people too scared to act after so many years of oppression. Bringing the project to fruition, The Flickering Truth represents an astonishing collection of newly restored films toured around the country, for the people, many seeing film for the first time, to experience their own country's rich artistic culture and history on the flickering screen. 2015 www.pietrabrettkelly.com / www.aflickeringtruth.com
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