On Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m., Western Wyoming Community College and the Broadway Theater will host a free screening of the documentary film “Frame by Frame,” which follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape, simultaneously reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
Through intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage that was shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the award-winning "Frame by Frame" connects audiences with four humans in pursuit of the truth.
The program will include a guest speaker, Afghan native Baktash Ahadi, who served as translator and associate producer on the film, and whose family received political asylum in the United States when he was a child following their flight from the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1984. The evening screening will include a reception and an opportunity to speak with the filmmaker.
On Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., Ahadi will speak at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion Parish Hall, on 2nd Street in Rock Springs, in a “Community Conversation” program. He will discuss what it means to be a political refugee and seek political asylum, and how it feels, even as a small child, to live continually in fear, as he and his family did as while living in makeshift homes and refugee camps in Pakistan for more than a year following their flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, before eventually receiving asylum in the United States.
Ahadi will also speak Tuesday to an International Terrorism class at Western taught by Associate Professor of History and Political Science Bruce Anderson, and, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, to an Introduction to Counseling class taught by Adjunct Instructor Bernadine Craft, Ph.D.
These programs are presented in conjunction with "The Bridge," a groundbreaking interfaith exhibition featuring the work of 47 premier Christian, Muslim and Jewish artists from 15 countries. For a complete list of events, visit http://ow.ly/wp8l304orrM.
"The Bridge" is sponsored by CARAVAN, SODIC, The Foundation for the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, Sweetwater BOCES, the Broadway Theater, the Wyoming Humanities Council – Think WY, and Western Wyoming Community College.