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Roundtable: "Another Afghanistan"

Mesa redonda:

The freelance photographer Guillermo Cervera and the journalist of La Vanugardia Plàcid Garcia-Planas have a very different perspective about Afghanistan. Where some people see marines, attacks, politicians, burqas and stereotypes, they see transvestites, boxers, thugs, skaters and kytes.

They are some of the few western journalists who work in Kandahar –the spiritual capital of the Talibans– travelling alone, without being enlisted in any western army. They are only enlisted in the Afghan army. Why? “Because it is the army of the Afghans –they say–. Because everyone dislikes them. Because we should –we would desperately want to– give them the responsability of security in Afghanistan, so we can leave the country”. Guillermo and Plàcid will explain their experience in the streets of Kabul and the paths of Badgis, around the Taliban valley of Mashali Kamar, the Taliban valley of Arghandab and the markets of Kandahar.    

Delivered by:
Guillermo Cervera, freelance photographer
Plàcid Garcia-Planas, journalist of La Vanguardia

Presentation hosted by:
Rafael Bueno, Director of Politics and Society of Casa Asia

 

Date
2010/12/02 19:30 h
Timetable

Thursday, 2nd of December from 7.30pm to 9pm

Venue
Casa Asia Headquarters
Tagore Auditorium
Av. Diagonal, 373
Barcelona
Ticket
Free admission with limited capacity
Organiser
Casa Asia
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