A great review from Jeff Rouner in the Houston Chronicle:
These were movies made purely because Afghanistan wanted them to exist and spread information about who they were. There is something so pure and beautiful in that, and if nothing else, “What We Left Unfinished” is a soaring testament to what movies can mean to a people.
And another one with unusual depth of historical context from Wally Adams over at Eastern Kicks (we’ll forgive him for thinking that the film excerpts already existed, rather than being constructed during our edit, since he went to the trouble of watching the whole Garage panel!):
It’s a rare documentary with a goal of asking a question more than actually trying to find any definitive answer as per the nature of its subject matter: what might a burgeoning Afghan film industry in a developed and cosmopolitan Afghanistan have been like if it had lived to see its full glory?
P.S. If you want to see some more Afghan cinema, check out the Afghan Film collection on Pad.ma.