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Here are some pictures from Artfully Unforgotten’s debut of “Voices of Afghanistan,” a short documentary film about women and children of Afghanistan who have found an inner strength to rise up against the challenges of their country and survive.  The film premiered at Best Buy’s Loft in SOHO on Friday, along with a silent art auction of Afghan-inspired work created by the students of Parsons The New School for Design.

Heather Metcalfe, founder of Artfully Unforgotten, shot the film while in Afghanistan and now has a book, Voices of Afghanistan that will be available in early 2010.

One of my favorite highlights of the night was seeing the soccer balls that were made by one woman’s soccer ball company that she started in Afghanistan, and now employs dozens of people.  It was very moving to see the actual soccer balls and to be able to purchase them.

Alexis Fedor and Heather Metcalfe
Premiere of “Voices of Afghanistan”
Booth of Goods
 Silent art auction
Soccer balls
Heather with Artfully Unforgotten Supporters
If you haven’t read Love and Water’s interview with Heather Metcalfe, founder of Artfully Unforgotten, you can do so here: http://www.loveandwaterinternational.com/2009/11/interview-with-heather-metcalfe-founder.html
Visit Artfully Unforgotten’s website here: http://artfullyunforgotten.com/