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BUDDHA COLLAPSED OUT OF SHAME
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.
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