The Orphanage

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5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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A Film by Shahrbanoo Sadat

The Orphanage, which screened at the "Director's Fortnight at Cannes" (2019), follows 15-year-old Qodrat (Qodratollah Qadiri), who at the beginning of the movie lives on the streets of 1989 Kabul and gets by on scalping cinema tickets and peddling key rings. After being picked up from the streets he is sent to the Soviet operated juvenile detention center known as "the orphanage," where he daydreams of action-packed Bollywood heroics as the Soviets maintain control and the Mujahideen fight to take back their land.

A Q&A with director Shahrbanoo Sadat will follow the screening.

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4130 Posvar Hall
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