Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star

Screening and discussion with filmmaker Havana Marking (Afghan Star (2009), Silencing the Song(2010)). With David B. Edwards (Williams College) and Wazhmah Osman (Steinhardt Media, Culture and Communication)

This documentary follows Setara Hussainzada whose ill-fated appearance on the popular TV show “Afghan Star,” scandalized the country when her headscarf to dropped, leading to death threats from conservative Muslims.

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Co-sponsored by The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and NYU Abu Dhabi. With generous support from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion & International Affairs.