The State We're In, 24 March 2012. A 13-year-old street hawker in Kabul dreams of becoming a pilot. A Kurdish woman struggles with breast cancer and her culture’s punitive view of it. And a man in Denver talks about his 20 year struggle to beat sex addiction.
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Fawad Mohammadi is 13 years old, and earns a living selling maps on the war-torn streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. He’s been a street hawker since the age of 5, but he recently got the chance to star in a feature movie. He now dreams of something even bigger. View photos.
Fawad stars in Buzkashi Boys, directed by Sam French and produced by Ariel Nasr. You can see the trailer and find out more about the film here.
Buzkashi Boys is the first film produced by the Afghan Film Project, a non-profit foundation bringing together international and Afghan filmmakers to support the local film industry.
The first time Goli Abdurahman heard about 'the dirty illness' in Kurdistan, she didn’t know what it was. It meant 'cancer'. It was seen as a punishment from Allah, for having done something wrong.
In 2011, Goli started Pena Center, the first cancer information centre in Kurdistan.
Goli speaks out about cancer on Kurdish television, the first person ever to do so:
Sex addiction has some high-profile names attached to it, like Tiger Woods and David Duchovny. But Jason Martinkus had his own very private struggle with it.
For over 20 years he was consumed with porn, chat rooms and hook-ups. He lost a few jobs over his addiction. And he nearly cost him his wife and kids.
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