HBO Documentary Films | Release Date: June 26, 2009
Summary: After 30 years of Taliban and wartime rule, pop culture is creeping back into Afghanistan in the form of Afghan Star, an enormously popular American Idol–type contest. Filmmaker Havana Marking follows the dramatic stories of four of the contestants over three months, from regional auditions to the finals in Kabul, giving us a new, and more human, look at this troubled part of the world. (Zeitgeist Films)
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Runtime: 87 min
Rating: Unrated
Production: Aria Productions
Genres: Music, Documentary
Country: UK
Languages: English, Dari, Pashtu
Home Release Date: Mar 30, 2010
Director Credit
Havana Marking Director
Cast Credit
Daoud Sediqi Himself
Fazl Hadi Shinwari Himself
Habib Amiri Himself
Hameed Sakhizada Himself
Lima Sahar Herself
Massoud Sanjer Himself
Rafi Naabzada Himself
Setara Hussainzada Herself
Tahir Shaqi Himself
Producer Credit
Havana Marking Producer
Jahid Mohseni Executive Producer
Martin Herring Executive Producer
Maxyne Franklin Associate Producer
Mike Lerner Executive Producer
Saad Mohseni Executive Producer
Sandra Whipham Associate Producer