RocKabul, a documentary about Afghanistan’s first metal band, District Unknown, directed by Australian filmmaker Travis Beard will make its New York premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
NAME OF FILM: ROCKABUL
DIRECTOR(S): Travis Beard
STARRING: Travis Beard, Mohd Qais Shaghasy
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: When Travis Beard met District Unknown back in 2009, Kabul’s fiercely conservative and traditional community frowned upon music. The young Afghan men in the band could barely find instruments, much less a rehearsal space. Practice sessions were interrupted by power cuts and exploding bombs. The musicians persevered, but as their notoriety grew, Qasem, Pedram, Qais, Lemar and Yousef had to choose whether to stay or go, knuckle under or keep rockin’.
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