“Would you put your life on the line for your music?”
As announced a couple of days ago, after the successful launch of THE PIT (aka the first-ever SVOD platform dedicated to the ROCK & METAL universe), the team behind The Pit Edition added massive new content and presents today ‘RocKabul’ available right now on the platform.
As suggested the title of the documentary, ‘RocKabul’ tells the story of District Unknown, the first and only metal band from Afghanistan. It is a coming-of-age documentary that deals with youth identity and freedom of expression that existed on the precipitous of the fragile city of Kabul.
It shows the strength of the human spirit as Afghanistan’s first and only metal band, District Unknown, reaches out to the disenchanted Afghan youth, the ex-pat community, and eventually the outside world. However, by challenging this traditional Islamic republic.
District Unknown literally put themselves and their fans in the firing line.
After living in Afghanistan for seven years, Australian journalist Travis Beard began recording local metal band District Unknown to chronicle a part of Afghan life that is rarely shown in Western media. The film features never before seen footage of Kabul and the underground ex-pat party scene, at odds with an extremely conservative society. To challenge conflict with culture, Afghanistan’s first metal band, District Unknown, literally put themselves and their followers in the firing line.