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AAFF PRESENTS: What We Left Unfinished


The final film of the AAFF Presents series, What We Left Unfinished, will be free to watch on our website starting Wednesday, October 7. Don’t miss out on this beautifully constructed film by Marium Ghani. 


What We Left Unfinished tells the incredible and mostly true story of five unfinished feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan, and the people who went to crazy lengths to keep making films in a time when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and 2 the dreams of constantly shifting political regimes merged with the stories told onscreen. Archival fictions, present-day recollections, and Afghanistans both imagined and real slip and slide into each other in a film that reminds us that nations are inventions, and films can reinvent them.


Marium Ghani is known for her work that emphasizes places, ideas, issues, and institutions over a long period of time, through long term collaboration. What We Left Unfinished, a critically acclaimed, award winning film, was Ghani’s first feature length film and it is currently in educational distribution. 


Watch the film here


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