'Fahim Speaks', with Fahim Fazli and Michael I. Moffett

Thursday, August 7th, 2014, 7 p.m.

Join Gibson's Bookstore as we welcome Fahim Fazli, noted Hollywood actor and acclaimed Afghan-American interpreter for the Marines, and Michael I. Moffett for a presentation and book signing! Fazli’s book is entitled Fahim Speaks: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back.

The book chronicles Fazli’s life journey, to include his escape from Communist-dominated Afghanistan in 1983, his years as a refugee, coming to America, becoming a Hollywood actor, and then returning to Afghanistan

Published by Warriors Publishing Group, Fahim Speaks won a Gold Medal for Top Biography from the Military Writers Association of America. Fahim Speaks was also nominated for “Book-of-the-Year” with the Oral History Association of America and for the prestigious General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award for distinguished non-fiction dealing with U.S. Marines.

Featuring a cover endorsement by Tom Hanks, who worked with Fahim Fazli on the movie CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, this book was co-authored by Fazli and Michael I. Moffett (LtCol, USMC, ret). The two met in the Marine Corps’ area of operations in volatile Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2010. A reserve infantry officer and professor at NHTI-Concord, Moffett was in-country as a field historian for Marine Corps University. Fazli was so effective as a translator, bringing together Americans and Afghans, that the Taliban put a price on his head.

Bill Murray (left) poses playfully with Fahim and his book. Dedicated to his mother and to all the women of the world, Fahim Speaks is an adventure story, a love story, a Hollywood story, and a war story. It’s an inspiring account of perseverance and patriotism—and of the special love that one man developed for his adopted country—and for the United States Marine Corps.

Fazli’s Hollywood experiences are extensive and include two of the IRONMAN movies as well as ARGO, which won Academy Award for “Best Picture” in 2013. He just returned from Morocco, where he had a role in the filming of ROCK THE KASBAH with Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, and Kate Hudson. Fazli can be seen in FORT BLISS with Michelle Monaghan, due out in September, and in Clint Eastwood’s AMERICAN SNIPER with Brad Cooper, which is tentatively slated for a November release.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 S Main St
03301 Concord