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Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Ni le ciel ni la terre
French Army Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan. Negotiating control of the region between local shepherds and possible Taliban sympathizers grows more and more tenuous…
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…
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.
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Naim and Jabar
Part of the Series: Afghanistan / Faces of Change Collection
The hopes, fears, and aspirations of adolescence are expressed in the close friendship of two Afghan boys. As their acceptance of the filmmakers leads them to express their feelings more and more openly, the film grows rich in fact and…
Afghanistan Through Women's Eyes
Afghanistan through Women's Eyes offers an intimate portrait of Afghanistan's silenced women as we see the conflict and history of Afghanistan through their eyes. The film visits the secret schools, orphanages and clinics of RAWA, the Revolutionary Afghan Women's Association,…
Afghan Stories - A Generation of War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has been at war for 24 years. The West's battle against the Taliban is only the latest of a series of conflicts the Afghans have suffered. Filmmaker Taran Davies and Walied Osman, an Afghan-American, set out to gain an…
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…
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.…
Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Why US is Failing in Afghanistan (Commonwealth Club)
Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran is one of the world's foremost reporters on the war and nation-building efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for events…
Weaving Life - A Peacemaker in Afghanistan
This is the story of peacemaker Dan Terry, who spent 40 years devoted to the people of Afghanistan until he was tragically assassinated in 2010.
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…
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…
Postcards from Tora Bora
At the height of the Cold War, the Osman family frantically escapes from Afghanistan while leaving almost everything behind. In the ensuing chaos, their only suitcase filled with family photos is stolen. Now after two decades of living in America,…
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…
Afghanistan / Faces of Change Collection
This revolutionary series of 26 - 16mm films and videos, funded by the National Science Foundation, produced by Norman Miller and documented by some of the finest ethnographic filmmakers of our time. The films examine 5 cultures selected for the…
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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…