Human Rights Documentary RocKabul Film Screening

 

Echoing the 9th Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, HKUSU collaborates with Amnesty International Club @HKU and Amnesty International Hong Kong this year in organising a movie screening session on campus. In times of turmoil in which freedoms of speech and expression in Hong Kong are deteriorating, we hoped that it could provide more insights into human right issues.
Details of film screening are as follows:
Film: RocKabul
Director: Travis Beard
Co-organisers: Amnesty International Hong Kong, Amnesty International Club @HKU, The Current Affairs Committee, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union Council
Date: 17/10/2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15-9:45pm
Venue: CPD-LG.18, LG/F, Centennial Campus, HKU
Running Time: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Language: English, Dari, Pashtun & French | English subtitles & Chinese accessible captions

There will be a post-screening discussion.

Synopsis:

“When you listen to music, your ears will make a flame.” – A Taliban Judge.

With a passion for music, a group of young people in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, are risking their lives to form the first heavy metal band in Afghanistan in a secret garage. As the Taliban regarded music as Satan’s dance music, the music-loving young men are facing both the thirst for freedom and the threat of death. They liberate the suppressed people through music, but at the same time are worried about their own safety. As a group of young people who love music for its own sake, what is their identity? Is music something worth betting their lives on? Leaving or staying is the proposition they have to face…

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at hkusmnesty@gmail.com or contact Jordan Pang, the Acting Chairperson, The Current Affairs Committee, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union Council (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).