International Gallerie

Presents

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009

Time: 6PM to 8PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
 

Join International Gallerie for the launch of the 23rd issue of their magazine on, "Understanding Afghanistan," a valuable collective, brings you features and stories of a country beyond the north-west frontier province. A country that has become synonymous with the Taliban. But little is known about its contemporary culture.

This issue addresses the socio-political and cultural contexts of Afghanistan while celebrating its contemporary art, music, theatre, photography, cinema, poetry; the Afghan people and their lives. 

The magazine launch includes a talk by International Gallerie Editor Bina Sarkar Ellias; poetry reading by Zohra Saed (Hunter College, CUNY); screening of a docu-film by Shireen Pasha; and a Q&A with fashion designer Zolaykha Sherzad, and make-up artist Matin Maulawizada.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ishaq Nadiri, Economics, New York University; and Former Economic Advisor (2005-2008) to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai

The issue includes a free CD of exquisite Afghan music and a beautiful docu-DVD of "Slowly Slowly Mud and Lotus", a film tracing the interface between imagination and reason in the lives of Afghan artisans.

Sponsored by
Asian American / Asian Research Institute, CUNY
Asian American Writers' Workshop
International Gallerie
The Association of Iranian American Writers

 

 

 


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