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Busan Film Festival To Screen Six Classic Afghan Movies

A still from the 1965 Afghan film "Like Eagles"
A still from the 1965 Afghan film "Like Eagles"

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South Korea's Busan International Film Festival plans to screen six classic Afghan movies once hidden in a wall to save them from the Taliban.

The movies, made from the 1960s to the 1980s, include the 1965 film "Like Eagles."

The films were hidden in Kabul when the Taliban regime took power in the 1990s and banned most forms of entertainment, including movies.

The films resurfaced in 2004 after the Taliban regime was ousted.

The South Korean festival also plans to screen a North Korean film for the first time in nearly a decade. It is a romantic comedy by director Kim Gwang Hun called "Comrade Kim Goes Flying."

The festival begins on October 4 and continues through October 13.

WATCH: The 1965 Afghan film "Like Eagles":

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and "Hollywood Reporter"
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