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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 20, 2005

(Mahwah) – The Art, Memory and Pain of Afghanistan:  Postcards From Tora Bora” will be a special film, performance and reception presented Wednesday, November 30 at 5 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  Admission is free.  A reception featuring Afghan food follows the program.  For more information call 201.684.7844.

Postcards From Tora Bora is the story of an American and an Afghan as they travel throughout Afghanistan in 2004.  Evoking memories and experiences from the 1970s prewar past, Soviet invasion and the consequences of America’s war on terror, this documentary explores tourism, the impact of globalization and the absurdity and viciousness of war.

Filmmakers Kelly Dolak, an assistant professor of television production at Ramapo College, and Wazhmah Osman will discuss their work in progress.  The post-film program will feature Bond Street Theatre from New York and Afghanistan’s Exile Theatre as they join together to explore life and work in Afghanistan.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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