Film review: Vote Afghanistan!

Documentary that follows three of its presidential candidates in the run-up to last year's disastrous elections. By Cath Clarke

Havana Marking's last documentary followed the fortunes of contestants on Afghanistan's Pop Idol equivalent. Here, she takes on three of its presidential candidates in the run-up to last year's disastrous elections. The view from the street is that they're all the same, which goes to show the west can export voter apathy. It would all be downbeat but for interviews with young political movers and activists and memorably a young woman in a polling booth with the big, awed smile of a first time voter that says, yes, I do have a stake.


Cath Clarke

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