Frame by Frame, Co-Director Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli

Frame by Frame film poster I FRAME BY FRAME, daring and tenacious film shot entirely in Afghanistan, gives the audiences a glimpse of life in Afghanistan through an intimate lens.  When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.  FRAME BY FRAME, a film by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli is one of the must-see documentaries of the year. Both directors, Bombach and Scarpelli joins us for a conversation on the challenges and rewards of being on the frontlines of the battle for Afghanistan’s future.

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Frame by Frame will be screening in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM, 3470 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 980
Los Angeles | 213-232-1660

 and Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 PM, The Museum of Tolerance, Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, 9786 West Pico Blvd (southeast corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive), Los Angeles | 310-553-8403

and Friday, November 6 – 13 at the Laemmle Music Hall – 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills

“Astonishing” — Slant

“Sensitive” — Filmmaker Magazine

“FRAME BY FRAME is a bracing tribute to the power of photojournalism…  And like the four photojournalists, they have an eye for beauty as well as a nose for news, capturing scenes of unexpected lightness: an open-air pop concert, a paddle boat ride on a glass-smooth lake. FRAME BY FRAME is a work of profound immediacy, in sync with the photographers’ commitment and hope.” — The Hollywood Reporter

“An indispensable visual history… As the camera follows the quartet in their daily lives, and as they share stories from their past — the very stories that inform their gaze and shape their voice — a larger layered narrative emerges; that of a disrupted nation.” — TIME Lightbox

“Tenacious and brave… FRAME BY FRAME delicately interweaves the lives of four photojournalists, brazenly dedicated to exposing realities – however unsavory or taboo – while navigating the residual chilling effect of government suppression. — The Austin Chronicle

“[The film] pays tribute to the power of the still photographic image and its ability to change perceptions.” — BBC Culture 

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