Film on Afghan journalists to screen at BSC
Published: Feb 18 2016
Bismarck State College hosts a free film screening and public discussion of the acclaimed “Frame by Frame” documentary about Afghanistan’s fledgling free press.
“Frame by Frame” begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Bavendick Stateroom of BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
The event is held in recognition of National Scholastic Journalism Week Feb. 22-26. Rights to show the film were obtained by Sue Skalicky of Legacy High School in Bismarck in collaboration with BSC Mystic Media, which includes The Mystician student newspaper, The Myx radio and MystiCast television.
“This offers a valuable opportunity for students and the community to weigh in on these important issues and current world events,” said Karen Bauer, assistant professor of journalism and Mystician advisor.
Taliban rule in Afghanistan made photography a crime. When the regime fell in 2001 after decades of war and oppression, newly trained photographers launched a photography revolution. “Frame by Frame” follows four Afghan photojournalists as they reframe a modern Afghanistan for the world and themselves.
American-made, the documentary is the project of directors-producers Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli, who raised $75,000 on Kickstarter to establish the project in Afghanistan in 2013. It has received awards and nominations from film festivals across the country, and in Canada and London, England.
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