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Symphony of Courage: Afghanistan Documentary Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion
Join Freedom House, Voice of America, and members of the Afghanistan Human Rights Coordination Mechanism for a virtual screening of “Symphony of Courage,” a documentary by Beth Mendelson and Voice of America.

“Symphony of Courage” tells the story of Farida and Zohra Ahmadi, the last students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) to be evacuated from the country after the Taliban takeover last year. ANIM’s director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast worked with an international team of philanthropists, politicians, and musicians (including renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma) to facilitate their evacuation. After a brief period in Doha, the group traveled together to Lisbon where they can perform their music in a free and open society. The screening will be introduced by Freedom House’s Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, and His Excellency Francisco Duarte Lopes, Portuguese ambassador to the United States.

After the screening, stay tuned for a panel discussion on Afghan Human Rights featuring Freedom House’s Anne Richard and Farishta Sakhi, Alexandra Bilreiro of the Portuguese embassy, Symphony of Courage director Beth Mendelson, and ANIM’s Dr. Ahmad Sarmast. Ayesha Tanzeem, South and Central Asia Division Director, Voice of America, will deliver closing remarks.

Dec 14, 2022 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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