Newsreel rushes - 1970s 5
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Summary: A cultural event in celebration of the 6th and 7th Farmaan (decree) by the Taraki at Amani High School.
Footage Source: DVCAM tape transfer
Amani High School, Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul
The Amani High School was built and run with German support. It was built in the time of Zahir Shah. At that time, it was called Nejat Leysa (High School). Then during Amanullah's reign, it was renamed Amani Leysa.
Engineer Latif: Connections with the Germans during Amanullah's reign ran deep. There is a film in Afghan Films about Amanullah's visit to Berlin. At that time, there were no cameras in Afghanistan. So the film was sent to us by the Germans or the Russians. The Darul Aman (Presidential Palace) was designed by Germans. There was no visa between the two countries. All you needed was a stamp on your passport. Ethnicity was the main reason since both were Aryans. This practice stopped after the revolution.
Attan - a traditional dance form of Afghanistan
Celebration of the 6th and 7th Farmaan (decree) by the Head of the PDPA
The first Munshi - Taraki (first man of Central Committee) General Leader of the Central Democratic Party Khalq, reads the banner. When Taraki was in power, he issued a Farmaan or order, Farmaan No. 6 - Its about the land reforms to the farmers. Also issues was a farmaan that dealt with marraige - curbing the practise of dowry and allowed for marraiges by choice.