Consulate and Artecinema Promote Free Press


Building a free press in Afghanistan

Naples, October 5, 2016

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Massoud Hossaini in “Frame by Frame”

“After winning the Pulitzer award I feel even more responsible and motivated, regardless of the risks. Even if I am more exposed to threats, I gained people’s trust,” said Massoud Hossaini, one of the four Afghan photojournalists in “Frame by Frame,” the American documentary about the realities of building a free press in Afghanistan after decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime.

On October 5, the documentary – directed by U.S. directors Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli — opened the 21st edition of Artecinema, an international film festival of contemporary art, architecture and photography supported by the U.S. Consulate General in Naples. The day after, an Artecinema educational outreach event took place at the Fine Arts Academy of Naples, where the festival screened “Frame by Frame.”

The audience, composed of approximately 70 photography course students, showed great interest and participated in a lively Q&A with the director Mo Scarpelli, Massoud Hossaini, and another Afghan protagonist of the film, Farzana Wahidy.