“Nothing that is expressed is obscene. What is obscene is what is hidden.”—Nagisa Ōshima in court defending himself against obscenity charges.
“Given the images people see on TV, many conclude Afghanistan never made it out of the Middle Ages. But that is not the Afghanistan I remember. I grew up in Kabul in the 1950s and ’60s. Stirred by the fact that news portrayals of the country’s history didn’t mesh with my own memories, I wanted to discover the truth.”
- Mohammad Qayoumi