First Thursday: Playing With Fire at The Flicks 

See 'Playing with Fire' with the Agency for New Americans

Playing with Fire shows a side of Afghanistan you don't see on the news.

Playing with Fire shows a side of Afghanistan you don't see on the news.

During the past 10 years, 390 Afghan refugees and immigrants have arrived in Boise, and more continue to come through three refugee resettlement agencies. To help raise awareness and funds to resettle these new members of the community, the Agency for New Americans is renting out a theater at The Flicks to screen the documentary Playing with Fire.

The film follows six Afghan women who want to be actresses, even though in 1994, the Taliban banned women from acting.

"With this movie, the community can learn more about the type of life [Afghan] women have there," said Yasmin Aguilar, community resource coordinator for the agency. "People can learn more, that we shouldn't generalize people. We have to respect them and show them not to be scared in America because they are Muslim."

Playing with Fire, which shares the struggle of these aspiring actresses, starts at 7 p.m.


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