Screening: Frame By Frame + Director Q&A
A documentation of the difficulties faced by Afghan photojournalists
Four Afghan photojournalists attempting to reframe Afghanistan for the world – and, for themselves – face the realities of building a free press in a country that has been left to stand on its own. Under Taliban rule, taking a photo was a crime. When the regime fell a free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops withdraw they have been left to stand on their own. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews and never-before-seen archival footage the film connects audiences with four photographers in the pursuit of the truth and presents a diverse picture of an Afghanistan bursting with colour and character. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach. This event is hosted by The Frontline Club. With a history rooted in the freelance video news industry, the Club exists to promote freedom of expression and supports journalists, cameramen and photographers who risk their lives in the course of their work. "Frame by Frame illuminates the depth of the empathy and heroism of these four photographers, who risk their own lives to document those of their fellow Afghanis." – The House Next Door "Frame By Frame is a stunning film. It takes advantage of a moment where some doors in the Middle East have opened, but shows that many remain shut." – The Matinee Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes.
"Frame By Frame is a work of profound immediacy, in sync with the photographers’ commitment and hope."