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CJTR Presents - A Kandahar Away

2021-04-17 19:00:00 2021-04-17 21:00:00 America/Regina CJTR Presents - A Kandahar Away Free Admission | Saturday, April 17 - 7:00 PM CST | Canada | 2019 | 83 min | STC | Directed by Aisha Jamal Film Theatre

Saturday, April 17
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-17 19:00:00 2021-04-17 21:00:00 America/Regina CJTR Presents - A Kandahar Away Free Admission | Saturday, April 17 - 7:00 PM CST | Canada | 2019 | 83 min | STC | Directed by Aisha Jamal Film Theatre

Free Admission | Saturday, April 17 - 7:00 PM CST | Canada | 2019 | 83 min | STC | Directed by Aisha Jamal

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In 1991, a refugee arrived in Canada with his wife and five children, having fled his home in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Decades later, upon discovering the dwindling hamlet of Kandahar, Saskatchewan, he felt an immediate connection that needed to be explored. Abdul Bari Jamal's impulsive purchase of eight empty lots in the middle of the Canadian Prairies became an unexpected inheritance for his grown children. When the extended family of self-declared urbanites make their first trip together to witness their new property, Jamal's daughter takes the opportunity to document the unusual family vacation, hoping to unpack her father's relationship to his homeland and Canadian patriotism. What transpires on their journey is so much more than a humorous Green Acres collision of cultures-it's a heartfelt and moving conversation about two nations connected by conflict and how much of our identity is tied to the land we occupy.

AGE GROUP: | STC |

EVENT TYPE: | Film Theatre Films |

TAGS: | Politics and Current Events | Free Films | Documentary | Current |

Film Theatre

film@reginalibrary.ca
Branch manager
Tomas Jonsson

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 23 due to Victoria Day Sunday
Mon, May 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 13 9:30AM to 11:00PM
Fri, May 14 9:30AM to 11:00PM
Sat, May 15 9:30AM to 11:00PM
Sun, May 16 12:00PM to 11:00PM

About the branch

The RPL Film Theatre screens the best of world cinema – up to 15 films a month. The Film Theatre has “something for everyone” and is the only cinema in the city to consistently present critically-acclaimed contemporary and alternative cinema: Canadian, foreign and independent films and documentaries.

For more than 50 years, Regina Public Library (RPL) has played a pivotal role in the cultural life of the city of Regina and surrounding areas. In the mid-60s, interest in a permanent venue for film enthusiasts grew into a program at the Library – a co-operative effort between the local Film Council and the National Film Board of Canada. A landmark year for the cultural, multi-cultural and surrounding business communities was 1975, the year the RPL Film Theatre was officially launched.

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