"BUDDHA COLLAPSED OUT OF SHAME" at GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art)



The beauty and grief of present-day Afghanistan receive epic, poetic treatment from director Hana Makhmalbaf.

Set in Bamian, the town where the Taliban’s destruction of Buddhist cultural treasures sickened the world, Buddha Collapsed out of Shame is a powerful journey into the minds of the children who live in that desolate area - and children affected by violence everywhere.

All Baktay wants to do is go to the school for girls that has opened up across the river. But she must overcome Herculean obstacles, starting with her family’s extreme poverty and her mother’s indifference, to the more disturbing hostility towards Baktay by some local villagers.

The film feels extremely authentic, largely due to the fact that local non-professional actors were cast for all the roles.

This event is a charity fundraiser for MSF, to support their work in Afghanistan. Entry to the cinema is free, so the entire $10 attendance fee will go to MSF.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for more information on the excellent work which MSF does in Afghanistan.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great choice, very thought-provoking, beautiful filmic work. Nice to meet you all, hope to have coffee afterwards next time.

    March 2, 2013

  • Bina

    Enjoyed the evening, thanks.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great movie & great company

    March 1, 2013

  • Ross T.

    Great company

    March 1, 2013

  • Irene B.

    Will be racing to get away from work on time but should be there just in time for 6:00 kick-off : )

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to watching this thought-provoking film...

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this now as have another appointment

    February 27, 2013

  • Jacqui

    Busy that night, so not able to make it.

    February 16, 2013

  • Wendy W.

    Sorry would have loved to go but unable to Wendy W

    January 31, 2013

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