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Afghanistan / "The Kite Runner" #880720

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 15, 2007
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Jim Maceda) The concerns in Afghanistan about a backlash following the release of the film "The Kite Runner" that was based on an Afghan story about betrayal and redemption in the setting of kite flying previewed; film excerpt shown; details given about the controversy over the movie's themes and scenes. ["The Kite Runner" author Khaled HOSSEINI††- says this shows a different face of Afghanistan.] [Paramount Vintage Rebecca YELDHAM†, Afghanistan Independence Human Rights Commission Ghulam DASTAGIR†- comment on the movie.]

Holt, Lester;
Maceda, Jim

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