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Award winning film screening in the Slocan Valley

The Garden at the end of the World

  • @ Threads Guild Building, Appledale, Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m. 

The Garden at the end of the World “is a film that is both a documentary and a travelogue of a journey through a ruined land.

It is stark in its contrasts of the impacts of war with the everyday lives of people trying to create new lives, of ruined city and the bare beauty of the mountains, of the conditions in the country and the efforts of one woman small of stature but big of goodness in doing her small part to put things right.”

The film, by award winning Australian filmmaker Gary Caganoff, portrays the lives of the hardest hit, the widows and orphans, who number in tens of thousands, following two remarkable Australian women; humanitarian, Mahboba Rawi, and internationally recognixzed permaculturalist Rosemary Morrow, who offer alternatives to the reconstruction efforts that have clearly not worked.

Through these two remarkable women Caganoff elicits stories and images of Afghanistan rarely seen before. Neither sentimental nor sensational the film is remarkable, reaching into the depths and complexities of war torn Afghanistan.

 

The Garden at the end of the World

@ Threads Guild Building, Appledale, Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m. 

$10 donation requested. (Goes to  Mahboba’s Promise; a non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to the women and children of Afghanistan).

www.thegardenattheendoftheworld.com