Aisha Chowdhry

Aisha Chowdhry

A freelance journalist based in Washington DC who recently finished a documentary on Pakistan covering the impact of terrorism on ordinary Pakistanis.

Everyday Af-Pak: Skateistan, Slackistan and more

The recent release of documentaries and films about Afghanistan and Pakistan cover a wide array of topics. Filmmakers are trying to alter the negative image of these countries, or at least showcase a more nuanced angle by showing everyday life in those areas. Here are some films that Everyday life in troubled countries Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul Who would have thought there is a skateboarding school in Afghanistan? Produced and directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, this film tells the story of a country’s (and the world’s) first non-profit and co-educational school of this kind, providing youth “with new opportunities in cross-cultural ...

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