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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…
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…
Frame by Frame - Building a Free Press in Afghanistan
After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own - reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves. Nominated for…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Love and Marriage in Kabul - Challenging Marital Traditions in Afghanistan
Mahboba Rawi, founder of Mahboba's Promise, has dedicated her life to helping orphans, widows and schooling girls in Afghanistan. In this documentary, we follow her efforts to challenge centuries-old traditions to make a loving marriage happen for a young couple.…
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…
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,…
The Afghan Solution
The Afghan Solution is a powerful and informative warning about the dangers of believing that a central government can address the gravely important issues that the Afghan people are more than willing to handle locally. It is a superb primer…
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…
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.…