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An Afghan Village

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From the Afghanistan series in the Faces of Change collection
by Herb Di Gioia, David Hancock and Louis Dupree
produced by Norman Miller
color, 44 min, 1974, digitally remastered 2017

AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE Faces of Change - Afghanistan Series 2 DVD SET

Non-profit, K-12, and Individual pricing also available
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A collage of daily life in Aq Kupruk builds from the single voice that calls the townspeople to prayer, the brisk exchange of the baazar, communal labor in the fields, and the uninhibited sports and entertainment of rural Afghans.

The theme of the film focuses on rural society. The film and accompanying instructor notes explore concepts of development, modernization, environmental equilibrium, and especially change, identifying change agents, and analyzing barriers and stimulants to change.

Other films from the Afghanistan series:
Afghan Nomads: The Maldar
Afghan Women
Naim and Jabar
Wheat Cycle

About the Faces of Change collection
This revolutionary series of 26 - 16mm films and videos, funded by the National Science Foundation, produced by Norman Miller and documented by some of the finest ethnographic filmmakers of our time is now available through D.E.R. The films examine 5 cultures selected for the diversity of their geographic location: starting with the China Coast at sea level and moving up to Taiwan, then to Afghanistan, Kenya and finally to the mountains of Bolivia. Each location is examined through 5 themes: Rural Society, Education, Rural Economy, Women, and Beliefs.

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