In Afghanistan war zone, a movie theater comes back to life
Apr 1, 2010 | Posted by: Christian Science Monitor | Full story: Christian Science Monitor
Lashkar Gah is typical of the conservative, war-battered towns of southern Afghanistan: few women on the streets, the constant drone of helicopters overhead, concrete blast barriers everywhere.
Yet here in the provincial capital of Helmand Province, where NATO forces just waged its biggest offensives against the Taliban in nine years, one structure near the town's center stands as a testament to more normal times. Locals are reopening the Lashkar Gah Cinema Hall, the only movie theater in all of southern Afghanistan. For years it sat damaged by numerous wars and shuttered by Islamic extremism. Its resurrection is hoped to bring a rebirth of artistic expression in this restive corner of the country.
I wouldn't dare be in a gathering there. Sounds like a perfect target for the suicide bomber! Lord watch over them and SAVE their souls through Jesus Christ our Lord and God
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