Gallerie Journal Issue #23: Understanding Afghanistan NYC Launch at AAARI April 9th

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UNDERSTANDING AFGHANISTAN
International Gallerie’s 23rd Issue: Vol. 11 No 2

Come join us for an evening of “Understanding Afghanistan

Date: April 9th
Time: 6-8pm

Hosted by AAARI (Asian/Asian American Research Institute) CUNY

25 West 43rd Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-869-0182
Fax: 212-869-0181

E-mail: info@aaari.info

A talk on her journey in Afghanistan by Editor Bina Sarkar Ellias. Poetry reading by Zohra Saed, screening of a docu-film by Shireen Pasha
and Q&A with fashion designer Zolaykha Sherzad, and make-up artist Matin Maulawizada.

Gallerie’s 23rd issue, “Understanding Afghanistan” a valuable collective, brings you features and stories of a country beyond the north-west frontier province. A country that has become synonymous with the Taliban. But little is known about its contemporary culture.

This issue addresses the socio-political and cultural contexts of Afghanistan while
celebrating its contemporary art, music, theatre, photography, cinema, poetry;
the Afghan people and their lives.

The issue includes a free CD of exquisite Afghan music and a beautiful docu-DVD of
“Slowly Slowly Mud and Lotus”, a film tracing the interface between imagination and reason in the lives of Afghan artisans.
DIRECTIONS:
By Subway
4, 5, 6 & 7 (42nd Street / Grand Central)
B, D, F & V (42nd Street / Bryant Park)
N, Q, R & W (Times Square)

By Car
FDR Drive: Take 42nd Street Exit, Drive straight down until 6th Avenue (Avenue of Americas) then make right onto 6th Ave.  Stay to the right lane until 43rd Street then make right.  25 West 43rd Street is about half a block down.

Local: Get on 6th Ave uptown (north).  Stay to the right until 43rd Street then make     a right.  25 West 43rd Street is about half a block down.


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