Postcards from Tora Bora, a feature-length documentary directed by Wazhmah Osman, a doctoral student at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thurs., April 26 at 10 p.m. at the AMC 34th St. Theater (34th Street between 8th and 9th Aves). [Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 (34th St/Penn Station)] For a full schedule of showings, please see below.
The film chronicles Osman’s journey back to Afghanistan in 2004 after living in the United States for 20 years. Osman and her family fled Afghanistan in 1979 as the Soviet Union was preparing to invade the country. Postcards from Tora Bora is her intensely personal journey to the places of her war-torn childhood. Along the way she encounters some unexpected guides, from confused cab drivers to former government ministers, who shed light on the political and economic realities of Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban and the U.S. military campaign in 2001.
For tickets and a full schedule of film festival events, visit www.tribecafilmfestival.org. Reporters interested in speaking with Wazhmah Osman should call Tim Farrell at the NYU Office of Public Affairs, 212.998.6797.
- Who: Wazhmah Osman, documentary filmmaker and doctoral student in the Department of Culture and Communication, NYU Steinhardt
- What: World premiere of Osman’s documentary film, Postcards from Tora Bora
- Where: Tribeca Film Festival / AMC 34th Street Theater
- When: Thursday Apr 26, 10 p.m. (Theater 13); Tuesday May 1, 7:30 p.m. (Theater 2); Thursday May 3, 7 p.m. (Theater 9); Saturday May 5, 4:30 p.m. (Theater 12); Sunday May 6, 5:15 p.m. (Theater 11)