Eva Orner’s documentary film debut.
Writer/director Eva Orner‘s The Network profiles TOLO TV, the first independent broadcast station to feature in Afghanistan, where television was illegal as recently as 10-years ago. Orner, an Emmy and Oscar® winning Australian film producer, produced the Award Winning documentary Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), a controversial film directed by Alex Gibney, about an Afgan taxi driver who died while being held at the Parwan Detention Facility, a US Prison in Afghanistan.
Synopsis: The Network is set behind the scenes at Afghanistan’s largest and most successful television station. In a country where until 10 years ago any form of entertainment was banned and television was illegal, television has become the dominant form of entertainment and social change.
Orner’s other works include Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008), a biographical documentary also directed by Gibney and narrated by Johnny Depp about the late American author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson whose notable works are The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
SXSW Screenings 2013
- Sunday, March 11th at 7:00pm – Vimeo Theater (201 Trinity Street, Austin, TX).
- Wednesday, March 13th at 1:30pm – Stateside Theater (713 Congress Avenue, Austin TX).
- Thursday, March 14th 6:45pm – Alamo Ritz 2 (320 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX).
Running time: 97 mins.
IMDb: The Network Film
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