10 years after

Film Screening
Friday 7.october at 19.00 hrs.
Atelier Nord ANX, Olav Ryes plass 2 (entrance. Sofienberggt.)

Open Sat-Sun 18-20hrs.
Screening every hour

October 7th, 2011 marks 10 years since the military intervention of Afghanistan. This date will be observed in several cities in Europe with different events.

The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee and Atelier Nord are collaborating on an exhibition at Atelier Nord ANX. The works presented will focus on contemporary stories from the Afghan people, both from those still living in Afghanistan and those who have had to flee from their homeland.

The exhibition will screen videos created by Afghan artists connected to The Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA), an independent arts- and cultural center in Kabul. The center was founded in 2004 by a group of young artists, and is now run by a committee with representatives of national and international artists and professionals.

Mirage, a film by the artist Sara Nabil, shows women staring at a wall full of flags, a common sight at an Afghan graveyard. The flags go up in flames over night, but the morning after the women are back at the wall. Sara Nabil says: “I wanted to show women’s problems and unfulfilled wishes. Problems they face that can’t be solved, problems they still have to relate to.”

A documentary by Hjørdis Kurås and Eirik Botten Nicolaysen will also be screened that presents the situation for many asylums seekers in Athens. This film is a part of one of Atelier Nord’s main projects, CpC, a series of courses for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers followed by a documentary project where asylum seekers document their own stories. Layers of histories will intersect to create a unique account of practises of everyday life, to provide information and perspectives on what is happening in society, around us and in the world at large.

Afghanistan Committee in Norway | Program