Creative Despite War

Creative Despite War

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Creative Despite War is a documentary film about four of the most innovative young artists in Afghanistan.
Despite thirty years of conflict, and eleven years of military occupation, despite violence, poverty, fundamentalism and war, there is a blossoming…


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Creative Despite War is a documentary film about four of the most innovative young artists in Afghanistan.
Despite thirty years of conflict, and eleven years of military occupation, despite violence, poverty, fundamentalism and war, there is a blossoming artistic movement in Afghanistan that affirms the resilience of the human spirit. Creative Despite War foregrounds four of the most innovative young Afghan artists in their struggle to create and show their artwork, in a country where personal expression can often be life threatening.The work of these artists is slowly taking over the cities: from paintings on Kabul’s semi destroyed walls to heavy metal underground concerts. The film takes us on a journey into Afghanistan’s emerging contemporary artistic movement and into the intimate world of these artists, showing their role in shaping a revitalised Afghan society, and affirming that the power of creative expression

After two years of repeatedly visting Afghanistan to follow the development of our characters, we just returned from another visit and are now in the process of the final editing.

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