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by Travis Beard


Today, Afghans are one of the largest migrant populations fleeing their country for Europe/the West. Since 2002 the international community has injected more than a trillion dollars into Afghanistan. What went wrong? This film examines the counter insurgency/ culture campaign that the US government [and others] waged. Told through the eyes of Afghan youth, who start the country's first ever heavy metal band and an adventurous Australian, who created a Western style music scene in the capital - Kabul. Will head banging, disenchanted Afghans win the hearts and minds of their peers or will the Taliban come back from the grave?

international title: RocKabul
original title: RocKabul
country: Australia, Norway
sales agent: Monoduo
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Travis Beard
film run: 77'
screenplay: Travis Beard
cinematography by: Travis Beard
film editing: Travis Beard, Simon Price, Redzinald Simek
music: Jason Beard
producer: Travis Beard, Brooke Tia Silcox
co-producer: Torstein Parelius, Christian Falch, Leslie Knott
executive producer: Leslie Knott, Bill Gould, Clementine Malpas
production: UpNorth Film, NoThing Productions (AU), Tiger Nest (AU), Argus (AU)
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