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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

Chillingly refreshing.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A friend wrote to me today:
"I think that's the part you should focus on: trying to show the world the real image of us not the things they used to show on their tvs."

Then another friend sent me a link to this video. I think friend 2's link answers friend 1's suggestion

See for yourself.



One of the most powerful videos to come out of the turmoil in Iran is of a woman reciting a poem from the rooftops of Tehran at night. Recorded on the eve of the first wave of violent crackdowns against protesters, the poem gives voice to the inner turmoil of a people coping with a sudden and potentially violent revolution and struggling with a new conception of their homeland. Behind the poet's shaking speech--which seems more full of heartbreak than fear--you can hear cries of "Allah-o Akhbar" and feel the tension in the air.
posted by Travis, 10:41 pm

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