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Afghan Star

This film, surprise winner of the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award and the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2009, shows what the affect of a homegrown version of "American Idol" is having on Afghanistan. More than just a pop cultural trend-jumper, the televised singing competition is a bold move into modernity for a country barely out of repressive Taliban rule. A smash hit since its premiere, the show has introduced such shocking concepts as democratic voting and female empowerment to millions of rabid Afghani fans. 88 minutes