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Afghan film wins 2013 Sundance Screenwriting Award

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Afghan film wins 2013 Sundance Screenwriting Award

WajmaAfghan film Wajma, directed and produced by Barmak Akram, won the 2013 Sundance Award for screenwriting in the World Cinema, Dramatic category.

Wajma is the story of two lovers whose love contradicts the Afghan culture. A young man in Kabul seduces a girl. When she tells him she’s pregnant, he questions having taken her virginity. Then her father arrives, and timeless, archaic violence erupts – possibly leading to a crime, and even a sacrifice.

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. The Festival is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States, showcasing for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. Sundance began in Salt Lake City in August 1978, as the Utah/US Film Festival in an effort to attract more filmmakers to Utah.



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