Mirwais Rekab at the Artists at Risk (AR) Pavilion

May be an image of 1 person and textMirwais Rekab is one of the artists featured in the ARTISTS AT RISK PAVILION—Artists. Risks. Humans. Rights. held with the support of UNESCO.

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Rekab is a film director and cameraman from Kabul, Afghanistan who has worked on numerous film, television and music video projects. He is the recipient of over 10 international film awards.
May be an image of 11 people and text that says "KABUL CINEMA, 2004 This incredibly touching short, reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin's s greatest moments, is set in post- apocalyptic Kabul after the first Taliban takeover. A small boy shows silver-screen classics on a small box-cinema with beautiful and disastrous results. 'Kabul Cinema' won the Ellen Award at the Aspen Film Festival in the USA, received a Special Mention of the Jury at the Hamburg Short Film Festival and was screened at many international festivals."
Following the Taliban takeover in 2021, Rekab again fled from Afghanistan and arrived in Berlin as an Artists at Risk (AR)-Resident. He currently lives in exile in Europe.
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For more information about his work and the 12 other artists in the ARTISTS AT RISK PAVILION see: https://bit.ly/ar-pavilion-artists