Reel Life in Afghanistan

An interview with Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, a 12-year-old Afghan boy starring in the upcoming film “The Kite Runner”. AP Photo by Musadeq Sadeq.

This week on War News Radio, we hear about the uproar over the release of the new Kite Runner movie and find out about the future of Afghan cinema. Listen now to Elizabeth Bierut’s report.

We also hear about some Iraqi proposals for changes to the electoral system. Listen now to Will Godwin’s report.

And, in Afghanistan 101, we find out how Afghanistan’s neighbors have influenced the war. Listen now to Emily Hager and Aaron Schwartz’s report.

Finally, in our A Day in the Life series, we hear from two cab drivers who tell us what it’s like to drive a taxi in Iraq. Listen now.

These stories, plus the week’s news, from War News Radio.

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