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DORR Political Film Club Discussion: The Kite Runner
September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
DORR’s political film club is hosted by Mik Jordahl (Attorney) and Frankie Riemer (Professor). Join us on September 17th – We’ve invited a few guests to help facilitate a conversation on Afghanistan and the “human faces and a historical context on the tragic images of war.”
We’ll send a zoom invite a few days before the discussion. Just watch the film before we meet, grab something to eat and drink, and be ready to discuss!
The Kite Runner
Available on Amazon
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is on all our minds, and The Kite Runner was suggested as a starting point for conversation on the country. The film takes place in Kabul in 1978, before “the Russians, the Taliban, the Americans, and the anarchy…in a healthy, vibrant city, not yet touched by war, ” wrote Roger Ebert in his 2007 review of the film. Based on Khaled Hosseini ‘s best selling novel, the film comes highly praised. “The film works so deeply on us because we have been so absorbed by its story, by its destinies, by the way these individuals become so important that we are forced to stop thinking of “Afghans” as simply a category of body counts on the news.” https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-kite-runner-2007