Documented for film, the movie aims to transcend the double standards of the Islamic stereotypes of Afghanistan. Moreover, Oprah Winfrey featured the documentary in one of her episodes and said that one of the most compelling scenes from the movie was the elimination of a female contestant who valiantly unveiled her face and danced onstage. The brave Muslim ultimately received death threats right after.
"After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Pop Idol has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series 'Afghan Star' and voting their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their encounter with democracy. This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?"
Freedom for all!