Frame by Frame – Mar. 17th

The Bozeman Doc Series continues Thursday, March 17th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, with the award-winning documentary Frame by Frame.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, the country is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing their country for the world, and for themselves.

Combining observational footage, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film is a powerful chronicle of the fight for freedom in a war-torn country.

Frame by Frame world-premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and has screened at prestigious festivals around the world, winning several major awards.

“A bracing tribute to the power of photojournalism…Frame by Frame is a work of profound immediacy…exquisitely crafted and emotionally searing.” The Hollywood Reporter

“A piercing, poignant and — as befits its subject — beautifully composed exploration of the challenges and responsibilities faced by photojournalists in Afghanistan’s post-Taliban free press…a sharp, soulful doc…proves the alternately confrontational and cathartic power of the camera lens.” Variety

Learn more at the film’s official website.

The Bozeman Doc Series will continue with one screening every other Thursday through April. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at, where you can also buy 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films.