Point of View: Love Afghan Style

By September 28, 2015 Events

Information & Cultural Exchange’s Point of View series is back to challenge and create a space for lively discussion. Point of View—Love, Afghan Style will screen the award-winning documentary, Love Marriage In Kabul, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director and a panel of speakers from the Afghan community.

Point of View aims to start a conversation. In this instance Love, Afghan Style focuses on forging intergenerational dialogue around consent, power, relationships and tradition. It’s a chance for everyday Afghans to speak about how they negotiate their complex worlds, particularly love and marriage.

“Young people in Australia might take for granted choice, but for young people in Afghanistan these decisions are complex,” said Mehdi, a member of the Australian Afghan Hassanian Youth Association (AAHYA).

Typically the media coverage from Afghanistan centres on war and violence, however Love Marriage In Kabul presents a story of young Afghans dealing with everyday matters like love and relationships. The film provides an opportunity for audience members to discuss issues including the difference between an arranged marriage and a forced one, and ideas on contemporary relationships.

Bringing together a range of views, the panel includes the film’s director, Amin Palangi, the director of the charity Mahboba’s Promise, Mahbobo Rawi, Amrit Versha, a community educator and human rights advocate, and Afghan community members Razia Ebrahimi and Shawkat Ali.

Panel member Razia Ebrahimi said: “This event will have a space for all the different points of view across generations.”

This is an important conversation for young Afghans who are contemplating life decisions such as marriage. Open to the Afghan community and beyond we hope you can join the conversation at Point of View—Love, Afghan Style.

For more information go to: http://www.ice.org.au/project/point-of-view-love-afghan-style

When: Tuesday 6 October 2015, Tuesday 5:30pm

Where: Information and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Road (Cnr Villiers Street), Parramatta.

RSVP: Gold Coin Donation| Seats are limited so RSVP to info@ice.org.au