Mr. Siddiq Barmak, Afghan filmmaker and director of Osama, will travel to the United States, visiting sites from the White House to Hollywood.
Travelogue documentation will capture Barmak's impressions and insights about the U.S. as well as Afghanistan from his point of view.

As a filmmaker, Barmak was forced into exile in Pakistan during the Taliban's rule and now, again active in filmmaking, heads the Afghan Children's Education Movement dedicated to the promotion of literacy, arts and culture for Afghan children.

In Fremont, California, Mr. Barmak will conduct a workshop with Afghan-American youth in the Bay area's "little Afghanistan." Mr. Barmak still remembers, with tears in his eyes, when the Taliban burnt the Afghan film archives, which included masterpieces by André Tarkovsky.