REEL EATS: THE NETWORK

REEL EATS: THE NETWORK

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We are what we eat. Food is increasingly political, and the politics can be affected by ethical, cultural, medical and environmental concerns. The new monthly film series "REEL EATS" presented by People's Coop provides you the opportunity to chew over some new ideas, and feed your understanding of our place in the food chain. Scheduled on the Third Monday of every month with the opportunity for lively discussion after each screening.

This month, People's Coop is proud to bring you the ONLY PORTLAND screening of THE NETWORK.

Oscar- and Emmy-winning producer Eva Orner makes her documentary directing debut with THE NETWORK, which world premiered March 11 at SXSW. Orner produced Alex Gibney‘s 2007 Oscar-winning docu Taxi To The Dark Side and returned to Afghanistan for THE NETWORK, which profiles TOLO TV, the first independent broadcast station to spring up in the country where televisions were outlawed by the Taliban between 1996-2001.

The Network
Director: 
Eva Orner
Country: 
Australia | USA | UK | Afghanistan
Year: 
2013
Runtime: 
97 minutes

THE NETWORK is the story of Afghanistan’s first independent television network – TOLO TV – and the family behind it. Launched in 2004, TOLO TV has grown to be Afghanistan’s largest and most successful television network employing over 800 Afghans, producing news, current affairs, drama, comedy, music, and lifestyle programs. But as the country faces the impending withdrawal of foreign troops, and with security rapidly deteriorating, the film questions what does the future hold for TOLO TV and their employees, many of whom are women.

 

Special Admission

$6 general admission; $4 students/senior over 62, and members of People's Coop