Afghanistan TV Goes Indie in SXSW Selected THE NETWORK

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

Soon to debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, The Network documents the creation of the first independent television network in Afghanistan.

Eva Orner, an award-winning Australian producer, makes her directorial debut with the documentary. The festival describes the film thusly:

Unique, uplifting and heartbreaking, The Network is the story of Afghanistan's first independent television network - TOLO TV - and the family behind it. TOLO TV has grown to be Afghanistan's largest and most successful television network employing over 800 Afghans producing news, current affairs, drama, comedy, music, and lifestyle programs. But as the country faces the impending withdrawal of foreign troops, and with security rapidly deteriorating, the team behind TOLO TV are set to face their biggest challenge yet.

You can watch the first trailer for The Network below.

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