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GAZA STRIP/PORTRAIT OF A BOY WITH A DOG

When: Fri., Jan. 16, 7 p.m. 2015

GAZA STRIP/PORTRAIT OF A BOY WITH A DOG

FRIDAY, JAN. 16, DURHAM

FULL FRAME THEATER AT THE POWER PLANT GALLERY— Kabul, Afghanistan, an exhibit of photographs at the Power Plant Gallery through Feb. 20, features portraits and panoramas from Kabul neighborhood Jada-e-Maiwand, only partially rebuilt 20 years after its destruction during Afghanistan's civil war. The powerful images are by documentary filmmaker James Longley, who is renowned for his work in Middle Eastern and South Asian warzones. His 2006 film Iraq in Fragments earned three jury awards at Sundance and an Oscar nomination. In conjunction with the photography show, Full Frame Theater screens two Longley films, 2002's Gaza Strip and 1993's Portrait of a Boy with a Dog. The former, focusing on a 13-year-old paperboy in Gaza City, is a feature-length documentary that begins during the Second Palestinian Intifada and ends during Ariel Sharon's third month in office. The latter is a short, co-directed with Robin Hessman, about another 13-year-old, this one a Russian child abandoned to the state, who dreams of finding American adoptive parents. Power Plant extends its hours on Friday so that you can see the photographs prior to the screenings, which are free with preregistration at Eventbrite.com. 7 p.m., free, 320 Blackwell St., Durham, 919-660-3622, www.powerplantgallery.org. —Brian Howe

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