Uncategorized

Afghanistan Marks Independence Day Amidst Violence

Yesterday – August 19th – was Independence Day in Afghanistan. It marks Afghanistan’s liberation from Britain in 1919, following the third British-Afghan war. The Afghan people have fought back so many invaders, it seems they could celebrate it every day.
According to the International Herald Tribune:
Karzai delivered his Independence Day address in a stadium that was […]


Luba, Samara, Russia


Co-Directors Dominic Howes & Joel Weber

Joel and Dominic, atop the wreckage of an old Soviet tank on a hill overlooking Kabul in April, 2006. Photo: Han Shan

Dominic and Joel are co-owners of the Minneapolis based production company Rikshaw Films. In 2005 they co-directed the documentary film Awakening. Filmed in Afghanistan, India, Colombia, and South Dakota, Awakening explores the emergence […]



Watch all of our Video Featurettes

View the 2006 blog archive

Subscribe in a reader

Watch the Trailer


Share the trailer and help spread the word
Download the trailer for your iPod

The Making of the "Project"

Click here to watch a video about the making of The Listening Project

Our Photos


View a photo slideshow that highlights the people who met and listened to

The Characters


Meet the real people who tell their stories and share their opinions

The Listeners


Meet the people who listened and traveled around the world

The Crew


Find out about the crew of hard working, dedicated individuals who made this happen