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 […]

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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 […]

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