Going to the cinema is ‘a message of solidarity’

Afghan film director Sahraa Karimi


Cinema Park, a 70-year outdated cinema corridor in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, was demolished regardless of widespread opposition by Afghan artists, cultural activist and filmmakers.

On Twitter, a pattern with the caption “#Don’t_destroy_cinema_park” turned viral in Afghanistan.

Film director Sahraa Karimi, the primary lady to move Afghanistan’s state movie firm and archive, tells BBC Monitoring why she fought to cease Cinema Park’s demolition.

Video produced by Suniti Singh

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