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Rap the traditional way and for rebellion 

Our young musician Mersamen (same name as young guy from Tora Bora) is presently working with a group of writers and actors to produce some to the first Pashto Rap songs. Rap is beginning to become popular in Persian language in Iran and other places and these guys love it. The rap songs they are writing […]

GG with Ashid in front of Al Tryptich 

This is the triptych I am doing at the Yellow House. Ashid is always there helping me along. The three canvases are probably a few weeks from finished. The Triptych has come out of my visits to the 342 AD Buddhist caves on the other side of the Kabul river and also from studying the […]

The Rose Theatre 

at The Yellow House Jalalabad

The Rose Theatre at The Yellow House Jalalabad 

The young Pashtun actors are here being mentored by the older actors in a drama workshop lead by Hellen Rose. There are no schools for the performing arts and these children have only the chance to learn on the job from the older actors or what they can pick up from theatrical shows or films […]

The road back from Tora Bora and Joy 
Yellow House 

Meet the Core Group

Guy Faulks in Jalalabad 
Talibs come to see the circus 

We pitched the tent in a Taliban Village at Tora Bora. As the day moved on we had some real Talibs visit. Usually there was one that knew one of us. In this photo the guy in the green  on my left is someone I have gotten to know over the last year or so. I […]

Head of the Village and GG 

This is the village chief at Tora Bora. He only let us do the Cinema Circus because I has spontaneously helped one of his people some time ago who needed to go to hospital. The man was dying and I let them have my car. The mercy trip saved the villager’s life. These chiefs are wise […]

Road to Tora Bora 

We made it to Tora Bora in our blue Russian Truck today. The circus tent was in the back and we put it up in a village with 200 small children who were fascinated by my monkey Dali. The landscape on the way to the village is like the moon …. but all round river […]

Youth Theatre Workshop Yellow House 

with Ashid

Edit suite in Yellow house with V masks 

Here is our edit suite in the basement of the YH. I am sitting with Neha and Nooraha who are both 19 year old directors and this is where they are constructing the footage from their dramas.  The walls are covered in posters from movies by our group, Buraq Films and V for Vendetta masks […]

Theatre workshops for young people 

Conducted at the Yellow house, Jalalabad

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