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Korengal - What War Feels Like
Every bit as intense and affecting as Oscar-nominated Restrepo , the follow-up KORENGAL goes a step further in bringing the reality of war into peoples' living rooms... The same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different…
The Hornet's Nest - Two Journalists Follow US Troops in Afghanistan
The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. What was…
Armadillo
The first documentary ever chosen to compete in the International Critics' Week at Cannes (where it won the grand prize), Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. An intimate, visually…
Motley's Law - An American Lawyer Fighting for Human Rights in Afghanistan
Kimberley Motley left her husband and three kids in the US in order to work as a defence lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. Today she is the first and only foreign lawyer who litigates in Afghanistan's courts. For over five years…
The Staging Post - The Refugee Education Revolution
A story of hope, courage and connection. Against the backdrop of the ongoing refugee crisis, this powerful, emotional and uplifting story proves that refugees are not just the problem, but can be a part of the solution as well. The…
Taliban Oil - American Involvement in the Construction of a Taliban Oil Pipeline
This is the unknown story of secret negotiations between the Taliban and America to build a pipeline through Afghanistan. When America invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the stated aim was to dismantle Al-Qaeda, denying it a safe base of operations by…
What Tomorrow Brings - An In-Depth Look at a Girls' School in a Small Afghan Village
With unprecedented access, WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS goes inside the very first girls' school in one small Afghan village. Never before have fathers here allowed their daughters to obtain an education. From the school's beginnings in 2009 to the girls' first…
Beyond Belief - Empowering Afghan Widows
BEYOND BELIEF tells the story of two women who are living the American Dream until both husbands are killed on September, 11, 2001. Rather than turning inwards, grief compels them to open their eyes - and hearts - to the…
Behind the Veil - Women Fighting Fundamentalism Under the Taliban
Shot undercover in Afghanistan during Taliban rule, this hard-hitting documentary investigates how women's groups fought against fundamentalism under one of the most gender-repressive regimes in the contemporary world. The film won the World Medal at the New York Festival.
Painting... - Young Afghani Refugees Paint their Memories of War
In the Skaramanga's Refugee Camp Greece, a group of refugee children from Afghanistan at the age of 10-13 paint their experience and memories from the war and their journey to Europe. In this short documentary they describe through their drawings…
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
When she was 9, Zainab's parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Across borders, behind…
Afghanistan: My Return to the Valley of Death - A Displaced Afghan Reflects on Taliban Violence
An exclusive look at the world of the Pashtuns, Afghanistan's largest ethnic group. Fifteen years ago, when war broke out Merwais left his home in the Kunar Province for a new life in Europe. He returns to the notorious Valley…
Enemies of Happiness - Malalai Joya Fights for Women's Rights in Afghanistan
In September 2005, Afghanistan held its first parliamentary elections in 35 years. Among the candidates for 249 assembly seats was Malalai Joya, a courageous 27-year-old woman who had ignited outrage among hard-liners when she spoke out against corrupt warlords at…
Afghan Nomads - The Maldar
Part of the Series: Afghanistan / Faces of Change Collection
At dawn a nomad caravan descends on Aq Kupruk from the foothills of the Hindu Kush. In their camp, and in commerce with the townspeople, the Maldar reveal the mixture of faith and distrust that has kept nomads and sedentary…
An Afghan Village
Part of the Series: Afghanistan / Faces of Change Collection
A collage of daily life in Aq Kupruk builds from the single voice that calls the townspeople to prayer, the brisk exchange of the baazar, communal labor in the fields, and the uninhibited sports and entertainment of rural Afghans. The…
Afghan Women
Part of the Series: Afghanistan / Faces of Change Collection
The words of the women and the rhythm of their lives in the seclusion of family compounds suggests both the satisfying and the limiting aspects of a woman's role in a rural Afghan community. Filmed in the Balkh Province, an…
Wheat Cycle
Part of the Series: Afghanistan / Faces of Change Collection
The people and their labor are bound to the land in the cycle of activities to the sowing to the harvesting of wheat. Without narration or subtitles, the film conveys a sense of unity between the people and the land.…
Sons of Haji Omar
Haji Omar and his three sons belong to the Lakankhel, a Pashtoon tribal group in northeastern Afghanistan. The film focuses on his family: Haji Omar, the patriarch; Anwar, the eldest, his father's favorite, a pastoralist and expert horseman; Jannat Gul,…
Amir: An Afghan Refugee Musician's Life in Peshawar, Pakistan
Between 1973 and 1977 John Baily carried out extensive ethnomusicological fieldwork on the urban music of Afghanistan, particularly in the western city of Herat. In 1985, he traveled to Peshawar to film Afghan refugees who were musicians and again met…
Pacific Solution: From Afghanistan to Aotearoa
This documentary looks at the daily lives of a number of Afghan boys from the MV Tampa, now living in Mangere, Auckland. Shot in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Nauru and New Zealand, it traces the circumstances that led to their arrival…