WorldView February 28, 2011

This year we will explore arts and cultural perspectives in Afghanistan while viewing the documentary Afghan Star, a film that follows the contestants of a talent contest, similar to American Idol, featuring singers from all over Afghanistan. Students will explore topics including coming of age in contemporary Afghanistan, the influence of poetry and music in the region, and the roles of media, propaganda, and cultural perceptions. The program features the film screening, a guest speaker, and an in-depth peer discussion in a half-day seminar format. Lunch is provided and includes traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Teachers receive a complimentary copy of the film and additional resources and may schedule in-class visit to extend this learning experience. Bus subsidies are available

This program is in partnership with Ohio State University’s Middle East Area Studies Center

For more information, please visit https:,12 or contact the Wexner Center for the Arts Education Department at

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