On the eve of 100th Independence Day of Afghanistan, an eight-day film festival will be opened at Ai Khanum cinema hall in Kabul next week on Sunday.
At least 100 movies will be displayed during the eight days of the festival.
Ai Khanum cinema hall which was inaugurated just a month ago has the capacity of hosting 80 viewers at a time.
“From next week, Ai Khanum cinema hall will welcome those who would like to spend the whole week watching movies,” said Yasin Nigah, director of Ai Khanum Cinema Hall.
Some of the films which will be displayed reflect Afghanistan’s film industry in the past four decades and some are from the past 18 years.
Mamnoon Maqsoudi, an Afghan artist, says cinema used to be a culture among Afghans in the old Kabul.
“If one of the artists was with us and people get to know about him, then you hardly got the chance to take an autograph of him and this is highly an extraordinary value,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sahraa Karimi, the director of Afghan Film said that most of the films selected to go on screen during the festival were from the Afghan Film archive.
"Lets revive the culture of going to cinema. Lets encourage the people... We must struggle in a way to create a new vision towards cinema and film industry in Afghanistan,” she said.