Shawn chats with Martin Von Krogh, the filmmaker behind the remarkable documentary Cinema Pameer, which premiered at the 2020 Atlanta Film Festival. They discuss Martin's career as a photographer and how he decided to make the jump to film, as well as the dangers he and his crew faced filming in Afghanistan.
A film about a cinema, the passionate people working there, and their unrelenting love of film in a harsh conflict-ridden city. CINEMA PAMEER explores everyday life in a country torn apart through a cinema in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan – a place for escape, inspiration, and refuge in a city still trying to find its footing after decades of war, poverty, and religious fundamentalism. This feel good story follows the well-meaning denizens of the cinema in their everyday struggle to provide a safe haven for their countrymen.