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CJTR Presents - Aisha Jamal and Zohra Zahir in Conversation


CJTR Presents is a monthly series of film related discussions, featuring hosts from CJTR Community Radio

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Zohra Zahir (co-host of Navaye Ashena) will be in discussion with filmmaker Aisha Jamal, about her recent film, A Kandahar Away, as well as the film Breadwinner. As Zohra notes, Afghanistan is the land of stories and storytellers, and the discussion will explore the role of storytelling in both films, and on the perspective of the immigrant experience.

Films can be viewed here:

A Kandahar Away


Aisha Jamal
is a filmmaker, programmer and college professor. Her feature documentary "A Kandahar Away" is now screening on CBC Gem and she is currently working on a documentary web series with Telus. Her previous short films have played at various international festivals worldwide. Currently, Aisha teaches part-time at York University and at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.

Zohra Zahir is the co-host of Navaye Ashena, a Persian language show on CJTR, and also the new Vice President of the station. Her education and experience are a mix of many things. She is a poet and a translator in her spare time. Last year she was a manager at a children's magazine in Afghanistan. Finally love of science makes up most of her time. Zohra has a Master of Science in Genetics and currently is a graduate student at the University of Regina.

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Apr 13 2021, 7:00pm



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Art and Creation


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