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Snake

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Snake

Directed by Seamus Murphy

  • 2013; 14 min
  • Original version: Pashtu, English
  • Genre: Documentary

  • From the director of STARING THROUGH THE GLASS presented at CPH:FORUM

Synopsis

Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy went to Afghanistan in search of Pashtun women's poetry. In cities and villages in Kabul, Nangrahar and Helmand Provinces they collected two-line folk poems called Landays. Anonymous, dark with humour and in 22 syllables, they are songs of Pashtun women on the pain of love, homeland, separation and more than three decades of war. These are the voices of protest most at risk in Afghanistan's future. Landay means short, poisonous snake.

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  • SEAMUS MURPHY

    Seamus Murphy