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French-Afghan Filmmaker Wins Award in Tajikistan

The Patience Stone has won the main award at a film festival in Tajikistan. Image from Wikipedia.

Atiq Rahimi‘s The Patience Stone has won the main award for best feature film at the Didor International Film Festival in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The film addresses “the plight of modern-day Muslim women who are still ruled by archaic laws and traditions”. Rahimi is an Afghan writer and film-maker who has lived in France since 1984. Blogger Jovid Muqim writes [tj] about the film and other features screened at Didor.

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