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The Black Tulip Drama (116 min)
Block: 1 - 7:30 pm
Directed by: Sonia Nassery Cole
Written by: Sonia Nassery Cole, David Michael O'Neill
Produced by: Sonia Nassery Cole, Chris A. Cole, Evans Butterworth
Cast: Haji Gul Aser, Sonia Nassery Cole, Walid Amini, Somaia Rozaye
Synopsis: Black Tulip is a drama shot entirely on location in Afghanistan, and was the country’s official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards. After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called The Poet's Corner where artists and poets are welcome to express themselves on a small stage. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as lingering factions of the Taliban threaten to silence them. Conceding to the Taliban's demands goes wholly against their beliefs and for what they've fought for. Having come a long way from refuge and expatriation overseas, giving up now is not an option for this Afghan family.