Saturday, April 18, 2009

Afghanistan: a view with trees, art, and culture

Listen to "Afghanistan: a view with trees, art, and culture"

Asma Eschen is a Board Member and Director of Agriculture at Afghans4Tomorrow. She is the Co-founder of the Bare Roots Group and has led 4 delegations to plant and distribute 125,000 trees in Afghanistan since 2005. With her mission to green Kabul's hills, this year Asma and her team planted over 6,000 trees in and around Kabul. She comments on her experiences there this time around.

An excerpt from recent event at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center called Liminal Spaces, Afghan Culture and the Future of South Asia. A preview screening of Shireen Pasha's movie, Slowly Slowly Mud and Lotus and a four person panel:
Tamim Ansary, author of West of Kabul, East of New York, and born and raised in Afghanistan.
Robert Abdul Hayy Darr, a student of traditional Islamic culture and author of The Spy of the Heart and translator of classic sufi poetry.
Shireen Pasha is a storyteller and film maker, Slowly Slowly Mud and Lotus
Bina Sarkar Ellias is founder publisher, editor and designer of Gallerie, an award winning global arts and ideas journal published in India.
Thanks for Farhat Ashufta, videographer, for sharing the audio for this segment

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