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AFP: Afghan girl's struggle for learning showcased at Spain film fest

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 24, 2007 at 6:36AM

A young Afghan girl's harrowing struggle for an education in the shadow of the destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas is chronicled in a Franco-Iranian film screened Saturday at the oldest and most prestigious film festival in the Spanish-speaking world. Set in central Afghanistan's Bamiyan valley, where the Taliban blew up the two giant Buddhas in 2001, "Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame" is "a very uncompromising film that shows the influence of real life on children," the San Sebastian Film Festival's director Mikel Olaciregui told AFP. Virginie Grognou reports.
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A young Afghan girl's harrowing struggle for an education in the shadow of the destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas is chronicled in a Franco-Iranian film screened Saturday at the oldest and most prestigious film festival in the Spanish-speaking world. Set in central Afghanistan's Bamiyan valley, where the Taliban blew up the two giant Buddhas in 2001, "Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame" is "a very uncompromising film that shows the influence of real life on children," the San Sebastian Film Festival's director Mikel Olaciregui told AFP. Virginie Grognou reports.

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