Dr Sarmast's Music School

Unclassified 15+
Polly Watkins, 97 mins, Australia, 2012, Digital Betacam, In English and Dari with English subtitles. Courtesy: Circe Films.

Dr Sarmast's Music School
Dr Sarmast's Music School
Musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast returns to Kabul after 15 years in exile to reopen an old music school, closed down by Muslim extremists in 1992.

His dream is to revitalise Afghanistan's musical traditions, devastated by years of war and Taliban rule, by creating the country's first national institute of music.

Dr Sarmast also hopes to offer Kabul's street children and orphans the opportunity to study, in the belief that music might heal their trauma and offer them a better future.

A Q&A with director Polly Watkins, producer Beth Frey and cinematographer Peter Zakharov will follow the screening on Saturday 6 October. This session will be hosted by the Australian Film Critics Association.


Sat 6 Oct 2012, 4pm + Q&A

Sat 13 Oct 2012, 4pm

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