Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday 26th May–Sunday 29th July 2012
In 2001, the Taliban government of Afghanistan destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the world's tallest stone sculptures. By the summer of 2002, after the fall of the Taliban, more than 250 Afghans, most of them Hazara refugees, were living in caves beside the rubble. This film, organized chronologically over four seasons, follows a refugee family living there, including Mir, a smiling lad of eight. The landscape is stark, the winter is harsh, the refugees' stories are harrowing, Mir's school is crowded and ill equipped, helicopters move across the sky, and the roads carry mostly military vehicles, yet Mir's family hopes for a house and a bright future.
It is possible to watch a trailer of the movie and find more information at http://www.imdb.com/title/t... The Museum has purchased the right to show this film from the local distributor and this will happen each weekend at 1pm Saturday and Sunday starting on 26th and 27th May. Seating is limited to 20 people each day. The film is FREE for visitors to enjoy.
May 26–27, 2012
June 2–3, 9–10, 16–17, 23–24, 30, 2012
July 1–15, 21–22, 28–29, 2012
1pm Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm during school holidays 30 June - 15 July.
Nelson & suburbs
The Nelson Provincial Museum - Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao
Town Acre 445, Cnr Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson
Ph. 03 548 9588