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The Observer- A Documentary about Election Observing in Asia

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  • jhuangli
    Please RSVP directly to the rsvp@asiafound.org email and for more information or tickets, www.observer-movie.com. Thanks. Jeanne RPCV Hungary 1992-1994 About
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      Please RSVP directly to the rsvp@... email and for more
      information or tickets, www.observer-movie.com. Thanks.

      Jeanne
      RPCV Hungary 1992-1994

      About The Observer

      "The Observer," produced by The Asia Foundation, documents the
      complex and sometimes dangerous work of election observers in Asia,
      and the trials of a young and inexperienced Muslim man who joins an
      election mission to Afghanistan. With reservations about the
      legitimacy of the process, Muhammad Badrul Hisham Bin Ismail sets
      out from Malaysia on a risk-filled mission to observe the country's
      first parliamentary election in over 25 years.

      Skeptical yet curious, inexperienced but committed Badrul will be a
      newcomer to observing the democratic process as it plays out against
      the chaotic backdrop of Afghanistan. As the international donors
      gather and the election campaign builds, the Afghan peoples
      expectations grow with them.

      But in an impoverished, war- ravaged country, who will be there to
      protect the average voter? Will anyone be watching? Badrul and his
      teammates' desire for progress in Afghanistan will lead them to ask
      some hard questions about world affairs, international development
      and democratization, and ultimately uncover some unexpected truths
      about Afghanistan and about themselves.

      Each screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with the films
      director and two election observers from Malaysia, featured in the
      film.



      The Asia Foundation will host special test screenings in conjunction
      with the Mill Valley Film Festival in the Bay Area of "The
      Observer," a new documentary film currently in post-production, on
      October 8, 11, and 12.

      Meet the filmmakers and observers.

      Wednesday, October 11, 2006
      Embarcadero Theatre
      One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
      5:30 p.m. reception
      6:30 p.m. screening (90 minutes)
      Seating is limited, 415-743-3347 or rsvp@....

      Additional Screenings include:

      Sunday, October 8, 12:45PM
      Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
      1118 Fourth Street
      San Rafael, CA 94901
      Seating is limited, 415-743-3347 or rsvp@....

      Thursday, October 12, 9:00PM
      Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
      1118 Fourth Street
      San Rafael, CA 94901

      For tickets and more information, www.observer-movie.com.
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