An illuminating documentary that takes a while to gain steam, before turning into an unfortunate portrait of Islamic conservatism in the modern age.
Such a shame its been transformed into a shitty Bill Murray movie, but this aside, Afghan Star is a heartbreaking story of definance that deserves better production quality, and perhaps a readjustment of focus towards its third act.
But to be honest, we're lucky that the issue was even illuminated at all. Despite its pacing and technical issues, its an important document and cultural portrait of a nation still raw from terrorist bruise and still trying to find its voice.
I got a great sense of the religious politics that existed at 2009, as well as the…