"Heal:" A Film Screening, Art Viewing, and Conversation with Fereshta Kazemi
The Wilson Center's South Asia Institute is pleased to host a screening of Heal, an award-winning short film about community, conflict, and education. The screening of this film, which is directed by Mian Adnan Ahmad, is meant to raise awareness about education and its challenges in Afghanistan.
After the screening, South Asia Institute Director Michael Kugelman will be in conversation with Fereshta Kazemi, an Afghan actress who appears in the film. They will discuss the significance of Heal, how it relates to contemporary Afghanistan under Taliban rule, and what lessons it may offer for policymakers in Washington and beyond. The conversation will be preceded by a screening of All the Fatimas, a conceptual art film of several minutes, created by Kazemi, on girls in Afghanistan. It will be used to help spark discussion on the loss of education for Afghan girls and women.
A reception will follow, during which attendees can view a range of Afghan visual art that focuses on Afghan institutions, femininity, and war. Light refreshments will be available.
Please note this is an in-person only event. It will not be livestreamed.
This event is part of the Wilson Center's Hindsight Up Front Afghanistan initiative.
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