Wajma, une fiancée afghane

Projection vendredi 16 mai 2014 à 20 h, salle Jean Dame.

Entrée libre

17 rue Léopold Bellan 75002 Paris

Métro : Sentier ou Les Halles
La salle fait 300 places inutile de réserver.

Manifestation soutenue par la mairie du 2e, L’Autre Ecran, et l’Association Toiles et Toiles
Contact : Marie-Sylvie Rivière – Tél. : 01 42 36 48 70

Zarif Design at Nikki Diana Marquardt Gallery Paris

From Thursday 8 till Sunday 11, May 2014

10 rue de Turenne 75004 Paris

Zolaykha Sherzad invites you to discover, exclusively in France, her new collection.

Private party on Thursday, May 8th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (RSVP)

Hours:  Thursday and Friday from 12:00am to 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday from 12:00am to 6:00pm

Contact: zarifparis@gmail.com & mobile: 00 33 6 61 71 75 18

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Du jeudi 8 au dimanche 11 mai 2014

10 rue de Turenne 75004 Paris

10 rues

Zolaykha Sherzad vous invite à découvrir, en exclusivité en France, sa nouvelle collection

Soirée privée le jeudi 8 mai de 18h à 22h (RSVP) Gallery Nikki Diana Marquardt

Horaires : jeudi et vendredi de 12h à 22h

samedi et dimanche de 12h à 18h

 Contact :  zarifparis@gmail.com & mobile : 00 33 6 61 71 75 18

ABOUT ZOLAYKHA  : http://magazinemv.com/4-issue CHECK PAGE 59

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Portrait : Zolaykha Sherzad

Zolaykha Sherzad was born in Kabul, Afghanistan where she lived until the age of ten. When the Soviets invaded in 1979, Zolaykha and her family were forced to flee and settled as political refugees in Switzerland.

Trained as an architect, Zolaykha received her Masters in Architecture from the School of Architecture at the Federal Institute of Technology.

In 2000, she founded School of Hope, a non-profit organization that has successfully rebuilt and supported primary and secondary schools in rural Afghanistan.

In 2004, she started Zarif Design (Zarif means “precious” in Farsi) to help revive the Afghan artistic culture.

Today Zarif Design employs 50 Afghan women and men who, from their homes and one workshops in the old city of Kabul, revive traditional Afghan textiles and create strikingly unique and magnificently finished jackets and coats.

 

 

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Are you ready to get your hands on beautiful, handmade clothing? Email zarif@zarifdesign.com, view the contact information or visit http://www.farandwidecollective.com/collections/jackets to purchase something now.

 

 

 

Barmak Akram at Guggenheim NYC

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Fifth Avenue at 89th Kevin Street
6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, April 5 BARMAK AKRAM: THE KABULI KID
A Discussion with the Filmmaker and Screening of Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)A special one-time screening of Wajma (An Afghan Love Story), the most recent film written and directed by Barmak Akram (b. 1966, Kabul) that follows the clandestine relationship of gregarious waiter Mustafa and pretty student Wajma. Beginning as a playful and passionate affair, after Wajma discovers she is pregnant the consequences of the societal rules the pair has broken rapidly unfold. Awarded the World Cinema Dramatic Screenwriting prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Following the screening, Leeza Ahmady and Mariam Ghani join Akram in a discussion about filmmaking in Afghanistan, as well as the historic context and themes of cinema from the region. Program concludes with a reception and exhibition viewing of No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.

Buzkashi Boys on their way to the Oscars

Buzkashi Boys Trailer from Sam French on Vimeo.

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi – a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat – “Buzkashi Boys” is a ground-breaking narrative film about two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith’s son, who strive to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot entirely on location in Kabul by an alliance of Afghan and international filmmakers, “Buzkashi Boys” is a heart-rending look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan. Directed by Sam French

Herat International Women’s Film Festival

 

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Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA and ROYA Film House are pleased to announce the inauguration, for the first time in Afghanistan, of the

Herat International Women’s Film Festival

The city of Herat will host the three-day International Film Festival on the occasion of 8 March International Women’s Day.
The Festival will take place every year, however the first Festival is not competitive.
The last call to national and international film makers to send their works (fiction/documentary) on the theme of “women” is set for 24 Feb 2013.

TO CONTACT THE FESTIVAL:
TEL: +93 702376738/+93 704498450
Email: womenfilmfestival.herat@gmail.com

Rubab Concert in Basel

CONCERT

 

Khaled Arman with Siar Hashimi

The rubab, also known as “the lion of instruments” is a short necked, double chambered lute and the national instrument of Afghanistan. The body is carved out of a single wood, with a membrane covering the hollow bowl of the sound-chamber, upon which the bridge is positioned. It has three melody strings tuned infourths, three drone strings and 11 or 12 sympathetic strings. The instrument is made from the trunk of a mulberry tree, the head from an animal skin such as a goat skin, and the melody strings from either gut or nylon.