VIDEO: Watch a Clip from New Documentary THE NETWORK
THE NETWORK, FilmBuff
Oscar and Emmy-winning producer Eva Orner ("Taxi to the Dark Side") makes her directing debut with THE NETWORK, which is in theaters starting this Friday, 9/27, and it is available On Demand 10/8.
Synopsis: This compelling and eye-opening doc follows Afghanistan's first independent television network, TOLO TV, and the group of family members and dedicated staff 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 reveals an uncertain future for the network and its employees, many of whom are women. Featuring interviews with TOLO TV founder Saad Mohseni and former Viacom CEO Tom Freston.