Date: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 3:45 p.m.)
Where: Newseum Documentary Theater
Cost: Free. Registration is required.
About "Frame by Frame" Watch the movie trailer. When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists.
Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, "Frame by Frame" follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
'Frame by Frame' is a bracing tribute to the power of photojournalism. ... The filmmakers are attuned to the work-day camaraderie and competitive spirit that drive their thoughtful subjects. And like the four photojournalists, they have an eye for beauty as well as a nose for news, capturing scenes of unexpected lightness: an open-air pop concert, a paddleboat ride on a glass-smooth lake. 'Frame by Frame' is a work of profound immediacy, in sync with the photographers’ commitment and hope. — The Hollywood Reporter
Tenacious and brave. … 'Frame by Frame' delicately interweaves the lives of four photojournalists, brazenly dedicated to exposing realities – however unsavory or taboo – while navigating the residual chilling effect of government suppression. — The Austin Chronicle