KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) – “Blended” is a term that captures a movement to celebrate independence in Afghanistan by combining cinema, music, dance and theatre to celebrate the event.
The Afghan Film Festival has been around for nearly a decade, but this year it’s getting a lot of attention from foreign audiences, particularly because of a film about the war.
The film “Blends” is set in the 1970s in Afghanistan and focuses on women and their role in the independence movement.
The title character is a woman from the village of Dhargh, the birthplace of the Taliban, who is part of a resistance to the government of then-leader Hamid Karzai.
It’s not the first time that the film has been made in Afghanistan.
In 2015, the Taliban staged a similar film about their resistance to Karzai’s rule.
It was a hit and was released on YouTube.
Afghanistan is the only country in the world where the Taliban have not officially been removed from power and where they have control over some areas.