WorldView Winter 2011 Film Screening Featuring Afghan Star
Featuring Afghan Star
This year we will explore arts and cultural perspectives in Afghanistan while viewing the documentary Afghan Star, a film that follows the contestants of a talent contest, similar to American Idol, featuring singers from across the country. This program will explore a wide variety of topics, including coming of age in contemporary Afghanistan, the influence of poetry and music in the region, and the roles of media, propaganda, and cultural perceptions.
The program features the film screening, a guest speaker, and an in-depth peer discussion in a half-day seminar format. Lunch is provided and includes traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Teachers receive a complimentary copy of the film and other teaching and learning resources and may also schedule an in-class visit to extend this learning experience.
Curriculum/Standards Content: Arts, Geography, Social Studies, History, Humanities, Language Arts/English, and Media Literacy
To register your class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 292-6493. Bus subsidies are available.
Presented in partnership with Ohio State's Middle East Area Studies Center.
SUPPORT FOR WORLDVIEW
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL AND TEACHER PROGRAMS
American Electric Power
Big Lots Stores, Inc.
Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council