ROCKABUL SEEKING FINISHING FUNDS

Director: Travis Beard
Producer: Leslie Knott & Clementine Malpas

Afghans are the second biggest group of people, after Syrians, fleeing their country for Europe today. What went so horribly wrong after the world pumped more than a trillion dollars into Afghanistan to save it? This film examines the cultural counter insurgency that the US government waged against the Taliban, told through the story of a group of teenagers who were funded to start a heavy metal band and create a western music scene in a deeply conservative country. Can teenagers, taught to mosh, take on the Taliban or was the scheme destined to fail?