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'Afghan Star' Contestants Risk Lives To Sing

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'Afghan Star' Contestants Risk Lives To Sing

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'Afghan Star' Contestants Risk Lives To Sing

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Afghan Star contestant Lima is from Kandahar province. SILVERDOCS hide caption

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Afghan Star contestant Lima is from Kandahar province.

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In Afghanistan, a contest similar to American Idol has Afghans voting for the next Afghan Star. But these singers literally risk their lives for a chance at stardom.

The film Afghan Star is the story of the pop contest. Havana Marking directed the documentary. She and Jahid Mohseni, the executive producer of the Afghan Star TV show, join host Neal Conan to talk about the film and the contest.

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