Join Good Ol’ Girls and The New Parkway Theater on Tuesday, June 13th for a screening of 'Frame by Frame,' winner of the 2015 Ashland Independent Film Festival “Rogue Creamery Audience Award,” the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival Audience Award and Spirit Award, and the 2015 Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. The film also premiered at this year’s SXSW International Film Festival.
After the viewing, there will be a Q & A moderated by Baktash Ahadi, associate producer and translator for 'Frame by Frame.' Baktash Ahadi was born in Kabul in 1981. His family had to flee during the Soviet Invasion in 1984. After spending over a year and half in Pakistan between refugee camps and makeshift homes, his family was given asylum in the United States and started their new life in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Baktash started his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique. He then went into management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton before serving as a military translator in Afghanistan for three years. His experience not only brought him closer to his roots and but also instilled a sense of responsibility to educate others on the realities on the ground in Afghanistan. Baktash joined FRAME BY FRAME as an ambassador for that same reason — to shed light on the country's complexities through human stories.
WHAT: Film Screening: Frame By Frame
WHERE: The New Parkway Theater (474 24th Street, Oakland)
WHEN: Tuesday, June 13 from 7 - 9pm
About the Film: Under the oppressive Taliban regime, photography was banned. ‘Frame by Frame’ follows four Afghani photojournalists on their journey to rebuild the free press in the wake of the fall of the Taliban regime. Directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli, the film illustrates the unwavering commitment of journalists to continue to seek the truth.
View the trailer and learn more about http://www.framebyframethefilm.com/.
“A sharp, soulful doc..As its subjects’ images probe unhealed schisms of gender, faith, and privilege in a country still hostile to liberal journalism.” - VARIETY
The event is open to all community members.
Tickets are $12 and available here: http://bit.ly/GOGFilmScreening or via the Facebook event page. 50% of the proceeds go to supporting GOG’s programming to empower progressive women through outreach, education, and mentorship.