Join CMU IFF, The Center for Arts in Society, the CMU School of Art, The CMU Humanities Center, and the Humanities Scholars Program for a very special screening of What We Left Unfinished, the debut feature film from Afghan-American director Mariam Ghani. Ghani's documentary captures just that — five unfinished films from Afghanistan’s communist era, which took place between 1978 and 1992. Ghani, through splicing and piecing together these films, highlights the ways in which art and politics interacted during this period of Afghanistan's history. The film provides an immersive experience into each of these pieces, allowing viewers to analyze the ways film can function as an artifact rather than a fully-formed ideological entity. What We Left Unfinished brings to light the dedication of filmmakers to their craft in a time when ideas and creative freedom underwent an extensive level of scrutiny and control. The screening will be followed by a moderated Q&A with the director.
Event is organized and sponsored by: The CMU Center for Arts and Society, The Humanities Center, The Dietrich College Humanities Scholars Program, and the CMU School of Art.