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September 2, 2009
WIDE ANGLE’s Time for School returns to Afghanistan

WIDE ANGLE’s award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, returns in 2009 with visits to seven classrooms in seven countries to offer a glimpse into the lives of seven extraordinary children who are struggling to get what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education.

The project began in 2002, as kids first entered school in Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Romania – many despite great odds. Several years later, in 2006, Time for School returned to film an update — and now, three years later, travels to check in on our young teenagers who are making the precarious transition to middle school.

Among the highlights: in Afghanistan 16-year-old Shugufa remains in school despite the Taliban’s recent acid attacks on young women her age.


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I only watched a few minutes of the documentary and it is amazing. BRAVO!
I would like to know if you have any documents or refrences that shows the average time spent at school.

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