1 Children of Conflict: Afghanistan (part 1)

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6 mei 2007

Children of Conflict looks at the misery, poverty and never ending internal conflict that is the lot of Afghan children.

2 Children of Conflict – Afghanistan – Part 2

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6 mei 2007

Children of Conflict looks at the misery, poverty and never ending internal conflict that is the lot of Afghan children.

3 Educating women in Afghanistan | Shabana Basij-Rasikh | TEDxInstitutLeRosey

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22 nov. 2017

Afghani women have the right to education too! How one woman was able to give women and young girls access to the gift of education. Her school is attempts to heal tribal and gender divisions. While still in college, Shabana co-founded SOLA—School of Leadership, Afghanistan, a nonprofit dedicated to giving young Afghans access to quality education abroad and jobs back home. Her school of leadership became the nation’s first boarding school for girls and it represents all major ethnic groups, religious sects, and tribes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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Holly Blackwell
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Afghanistan needs Education!
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4 “The faces of the children have stuck with me”: reporting on the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan..

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1 dec. 2021

Afghanistan is one of the most difficult places in the world to grow up and the crisis caused by the return of the Taliban is adding to the uncertainty. What will the Taliban rule mean for Afghan children? Euronews’ international correspondent Anelise Borges gives her insight.

5 Afghanistan in the 1950s: Back to the Future [Full Documentary] – BBC News

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Sixty years ago, life in Afghanistan was very different to the battleground it’s become in recent decades. America’s relationship with the country was also very different as can be seen from a remarkable treasure trove of films, shot in the 1950s by American Glenn Foster, and his Afghan assistant Hajji Mehtabuddin. Saeeda Mahmood, born and brought up in southern Afghanistan, explores and introduces the films.
Millions of people know about the problems in Afghanistan, but no one knows the real solution. In this compelling new film, award winning director, Jasmin Kozowy, shines a spotlight on the untold story of the education system in Afghanistan. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measures, this film is a tribute to the unsung voices of those who are fighting for a brighter future. Generation A captures these individuals through their reflections of the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of dedicating their lives to education. These everyday heroes span a range of different backgrounds; from teachers in refugee camps, university professors working in local colleges and NGO peace workers with their boots in the mud. Each share their unique personal story about devoting their lives fighting for Afghanistan with the weapon of education. Generation A features rare archival footage and captures intimate interviews with presidential candidate Ramazan Bashardost and Stanford law professor Eric Jenson to name a few. These acclaimed academics and political figures take a backseat to the spectrum of every day Afghans fighting for their country through education.

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6 Meet The Real People Of Afghanistan (2014)

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24 aug. 2016

Stories Told By The Wind: Meet the people of today’s Afghanistan. In a country that has been ravaged by three decades of war, this investigative report explores the daily lives of a population trying to move forward with their lives.
Afghanistan is trying to recover from a lifetime’s worth of strife and thanks to international aid efforts life is slowly beginning to change. Mountain villages have benefited from reservoirs whilst children of Kabul are increasingly attending schools. “For them, going to school is like being in a different world, a world where they simply are children.” Yet problems remain. Many families in Kabul rely on their children to work. “If you are poor, this job is all you get”, says 12 year old Navid, who works as a porter. A bright future for Afghanistan seems possible but it is in jeopardy without a comprehensive aid strategy, sound governance and financing.
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7 A Brief History of Afghanistan: SFU Continuing Studies lecture

12 mei 2012

In the “Great Game” as played by Britain and Russia for supremacy in modern Asia, Afghanistan was a vital prize at the crossroads of China, South Asia, and Central Asia. 
This presentation, which took place at SFU’s Vancouver campus in September 2010, tackled the complex story of today’s Afghanistan, in all its diversity of culture, ethnicity, and religion, before asking what the stakes have been since the rise of the Taliban. We attempted to “de-exoticize” such issues as the role of religion and the status of women—and expose the ways in which the challenges for Afghans, as well as Canadians, are, in fact, shared by transitional societies elsewhere. 
Eva Sajoo, the speaker, has a master’s degree in international development and education, and is a member of the Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. This forum was sponsored by the SFU Seniors Program and SFU Seniors Lifelong Learner’s Society. To learn more about liberal arts courses and events at SFU Continuing Studies, visit

8 Afghanistan: The Unknown Country (Full Documentary) | TRACKS

27 jul. 2019

A journey through the parts of Afghanistan that don’t normally feature in news coverage to meet some amazing people and see fascinating places. Lyse Doucet uses her many years experience in Afghanistan to show a different side of a country which has been at war for 30 years.
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9 Unholy War: Into Afghanistan (Afghanistan Documentary) | Real Stories

3 jan. 2018

An edition of the investigative documentary series, Dispatches. Six months after going undercover in Afghanistan to make the acclaimed film Beneath The Veil, Dispatches reporter, Saira Shah, returns to the land of her father to report on the fate of ordinary Afghans and investigates what drives the foot soldiers of the Taliban and Al Queda. In an epic journey that takes her through the mountain passes into the villages below, Saira meets people caught between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance and gains a unique insight into life at the centre of ‘the first war of the 21st century’. Saira also reveals the mindset of the Taliban, their infatuation with the hardware of battle and their admiration for the suicidal courage of the Arabs who entered their country to join Bin Laden. Part of the War Without End series.

10 🇦🇫 Afghanistan | Crystal Dreams | 101 East

9 aug. 2013

Afghanistan: Crystal Dreams

Over the past four decades, Afghanistan has been in an almost constant state of warfare or internal conflict – enduring Soviet occupation, the rule of the Taliban and a Western-backed authority.

As leaderships and ideologies have changed, loyalties also have fragmented.

But in the remote Jegdaleki region in the Hindu Kush mountains, life for one group of people has continued largely undisturbed.

For generations these tough, resilient villagers have risked life and limb, to mine deep into the barren earth in pursuit of prized red rubies.

These jewels are then illicitly traded across the border to Peshawar, Pakistan, to be cut and polished. From there, they are sold all over the world, adorning royalty and the wealthy.

But as foreign troops withdraw and the Taliban’s presence spreads, Jegdalek’s ruby miners are drawing attention.

Generations of men have lived and died for the wealth buried in the jagged mountains of Sappar, Afghanistan, chasing crystal dreams with dynamite and pick axes.

With the country almost entirely dependent on foreign aid, the precious rubies have become a potential windfall for the government but most of the gems are smuggled out to Pakistan to be processed and sold abroad.

Forces within the country, lured by the temptation of wealth, have begun to compete for control of the mines.

Attempts have been made by the central government to harness the mining of the rubies and other interested parties are not far behind them.

101 East examines the lives of Afghanistan’s ruby miners and the lure of the red crystals as the country approaches an uncertain and turbulent future.

11 Life Behind The Burqa In Afghanistan

9 sep. 2016

You can find more of Paula Bronstein’s photography in her book ‘Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear’.

Afghanistan is often depicted as a Middle Eastern country that requires women to wear burqas in public, but the real story here is actually much more complicated than that. Photojournalist Paula Bronstein spent 15 years documenting life in Afghanistan, and tells Seeker Stories how women are finding their voice.

12 Women in Afghanistan

16 jun. 2011

(Warning: Graphic content) Susan Ormiston looks at life in Afghanistan today through the eyes of two women who have seen some change, but wonder whether it’s enough.

13 Afghan women concerned about resurgent Taliban

8 mrt. 2020

Uncertainty surrounding upcoming talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban is raising fears of a collapse of law and order as foreign troops withdraw. Women’s rights groups, in particular, are worried what will happen if the Taliban regains power. Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from Kabul.

14 Afghanistan: No Country for Women | 101 East

3 jul. 2015

Thirteen years after the fall of the Taliban, women in Afghanistan continue to suffer oppression and abuse.

Research by Global Rights estimates that almost nine out of 10 Afghan women face physical, sexual or psychological violence, or are forced into marriage.

In the majority of cases the abuse is committed by the people they love and trust the most – their families.

While shelters are trying to provide protection and legal help to some, many women return to abusive homes because there is no alternative. Unable to escape their circumstances, some are turning to drastic measures like self-immolation to end their suffering.

Has enough progress been made on women’s rights in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban? Share your thoughts with us @AJ101East.


15 Child trafficking in Afghanistan | DW Documentary

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15 aug. 2022

Poverty is rampant in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. So much so that ever more Afghan parents have little choice but to sell own children: be it to childless couples, as brides or even to radical Islamist groups, who indoctrinate them as fighters.
Most of the affected children come from internally displaced families: forced to flee from the Taliban or because they could no longer make a living in their home regions. For the affected children, such a situation is unimaginably cruel – But parents also struggle with giving up their sons and daughters. Oftentimes the money doesn’t last, and they stay trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty. A report by Fariba Sahraei and Marc Erath.

Cut from Different Cloth: Burqas & Beliefs (2005)

In 2005 filmmakers Olga Shalygin and Cliff Orloff returned to Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-I-Sharif for the third time since the fall of the Taliban in 2002.

Despite a growing network of Afghan friends and colleagues from their two prior visits, they had been restricted in their ability to meet freely with Afghan women.

The all-covering burqa, the high-walled living compounds and cultural restrictions on women limited their access. Olga, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, was puzzled why virtually all the Afghan women she saw still wore the burqa…even though security had greatly improved and a new constitution was adopted that granted women equal rights with men.

Through Serena, a 27-year-old American woman, who is living with an Afghan family and their 27-year-old daughter Hasina, we are taken inside the walls that separate women from men. Serena becomes the eyes and ears of the filmmakers.

Together, Serena, Hasina and Olga set out on a journey to learn what it means to be a woman in today’s Afghanistan. As their journey progresses, Serena’s desire to respect Afghan culture and tradition comes into conflict with her belief in universal rights for women. From interviewing child brides to women in prison, Serena comes to understand the risks Hasina and other Afghan women take to assert their rights.

16 Afghanistan: Kabul under the Taliban | DW Documentary

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1 nov. 2021

Since the Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan, many people in Kabul live in fear losing their free way of life. Maryam is a journalist but can no longer report on what she would like to. Gholam is a musician but can no longer perform in public. On top of everything else come overwhelming economic problems. Gholam, for example, has had to sell off his furnishings and even his refrigerator to provide for his family any way he could. At the same time, the faint hope that the Taliban might at least bring greater peace and security to a city ravaged by attacks has not been realized. Now, it’s as if the militias of the Islamic State terrorist group had a license to kill. The city’s young and well educated elite are in an especially desperate situation. A report by Nick Connolly.

17 Sosan’s Story: Domestic Violence in Afghanistan

26 aug. 2009

United Nations, New York, August 2009 – 21st Century (show 33) – Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, targeted violence against women in Afghanistan is back at an alarming level. Women of all ages are enduring brutal physical and sexual abuse in their own homes. A few lucky ones find their way to one of only six shelters in the country. We visited one of them.

18 Dangerous Love (Domestic Abuse Documentary) | Real Stories

10 jul. 2017

Danielle Lloyd embarks on a journey to understand the violent and controlling relationship she stayed in from the summer of 2004 until she won Miss GB in 2006.


23 jul. 2014

Why does domestic violence occur? What are the stages of abuse? Why is it so difficult for a woman to leave? Abused in silence is a documentary following the true story of a young woman suffering the turbulence of an abusive relationship. We also speak to counsellors to help us understand this grave issue.
I’m seeing so many comments about why she didn’t leave him after he first abused her, or that she is to blame for staying. It’s all well and good to say “I would leave them if they ever hurt me” but it can be very different in reality. A lot of abusers will take eventual control of your finances. How can you leave when you don’t have any money? Want to go and stay with friends/family? Too bad, they have isolated you and you don’t speak any more. Most abusers won’t stop just because you leave the house. They’ll convince you to come back or maybe they’ll stalk you. And when they find you, it’s going to be worse than ever. They manipulate you into thinking that you’re the one that’s hurting THEM. “Why would you let them control your money in the first place?” “Why would you give them money?” It doesn’t happen all in one go. It starts off so subtle that you might not even recognize it as abuse. Not many people would have a relationship with someone that beat them/emotionally abused them on the first date. It takes place over months and years. And by then you feel so trapped that leaving feels impossible. tl;dr Even if she stayed, she is not at fault. He is still the perpetrator. I just don’t understand how people can say she was at fault when they haven’t experienced an abusive relationship first hand. It’s so much more complex that ‘just leaving’.
Indi Mist
Don’t ever let anyone treat you any less than you are worth.
Abuse comes in many forms. Many people (men and women) don’t realise they’re being abused until it’s too late. Once they get hit they are so broken down and brain washed that they can’t leave. I had an abusive partner. He was so jealous that I wasn’t allowed to go to work. He’d call me while I was watching TV and would scream at me about another man at my house (heard the TV). Punched the wall next to my face. It was only a matter of time before he hit me. It was very difficult to leave
Eve syiem
I was married off at a very young age….. first time he hit me I called his mother she shouted at me asking me if I was not in an emergency room in the hospital that means it’s nothing… just wasting her time by calling her…. was in an abusive marriage for 6 years….. left 7 years ago and I have never look back since….best decision of my life
Maria Teinakore
I’m a proud mum of 6 boys and I’ve told them all…..and I quote: “If I ever find out you’ve hit your girlfriend/partner/wife, you better hope the Police get you before I do” Real men don’t hit woman, they treat them like Queens 👍 #whiteribbon
If a man ever hits you leave him.
Girl, you are beautiful and you didn’t deserve the kind of treatment you went through. Just know that not all men are like that. I couldn’t even fathom hitting a woman. I hope you read this and know you don’t have to stay in a situation like that ever again. God bless you 🙂
This documentary shows true bravery from all of the women affected, and I am so in awe of each and every one of them. But it’s important to remember that domestic violence is not always perpetrated by males, and the victims are not always male. It’s important to bear in mind the affect of domestic violence within the LGBTQI+ community also.
Lisa Payne
Isn’t odd how we seem more offended by their spitting in our face than all of the other more painful attacks. It’s something so degrading about that person you love, spitting in your face. It has a way making you feel so very very small and unimportant. I have suffered all the same things like this strong woman. I stayed for 7 years and know deep down I would be dead, had I not had a moment of clarity. I’m in therapy now and rely on my Faith as I’m working through my healing. I think it’s important to be a support system to each other. We aren’t dumb and did not deserve what happened. We all can come out of this stronger for having went through it. I intend to help others and speak out against domestic violence after I work through therapy. My 7 years with my ex is now a very large part of my testimony as well. God says all things work together for the good. It’s up to us to make positive things be the outcome of our past. This type of abuse can continue to kill you long after you separate from the abuser. I encourage other victims to not let our abusers win in the end. We can not only heal, we can turn their intended plans to destroy us into the very thing that allows us to be our BEST SELF possible.

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20 Assignment Asia: Life for Afghan returnees

26 jun. 2017

Since Pakistan closed down refugee camps in 2016, hundreds of thousands of Afghans have crossed the border back into their homeland. Far from a joyful homecoming, it was a plunge into uncertainty for many of them. Catherine James met some Afghan returnees from Pakistan as they prepared to rebuild their lives in a country mired in conflict and poverty.

21 Al Qaeda’s Fight In Afghanistan (2011)

7 sep. 2016

Fighting For Bin Laden (2011): With exclusive access, award-winning Afghan journalist and filmmaker Najibullah Quraishi returns to Afghanistan to find out if al Qaeda have regrouped and pose a renewed and credible threat to coalition forces.
A few weeks before the death of Osama bin Laden, senior US military officials claimed that al Qaeda had been almost completely eradicated in Afghanistan. Rumours on the ground in Kabul however, suggest a different story. With exclusive access, Najibullah Quraishi embeds with suspected al Qaeda fighters deep in the remote northern territories to establish whether or not they have the potential to renew their threat to coalition forces. Travelling with them on patrols, Najibullah finds a growing presence of fighters, which is significantly larger than conservative US estimates. Before long, his persistent questions and probing camera become less and less welcome and after the execution of a local man, Najibullah is himself threatened. “I thought if I stay for another two months I won’t be alive”.
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22 MISSION AFGHANISTAN | Documentary Film

2 mei 2013

There is fear and desperation in their empty eyes. They have no livelihood and no work; and their growing children receive no education. Their daughters do not have much hope of finding suitable matches; and they are not certain where the next meal would come from. Many women and children live in Gurdwaré, Sikh place of worship relying on free kitchen

And so, a young adventurous Afghan Sikh, Pritpal Singh, who had left Afghanistan 2 decades ago, set out from the UK to document the suffering of fellow Afghan Sikhs and Hindus communities in Afghanistan. The film “MISSION AFGHANISTAN” portrays the life and hardships of minorities in War-torn Afghanistan.”

Those who could afford it, left the country. Those left behind have hardly any means of support. They have no present and no future.

These are Sikh women with children, widows and families left behind in a war-riven Afghanistan. Together with the Hindu community, their numbers are dwindling, as they live from day to day in many towns in Afghanistan. The situation of women is made worse because this is a conservative country where women are confined to walled enclosures and cannot go out to work.

Even Gurdwaré of great historical significance are in a state neglect and disrepair.

The country has been torn apart by war for decades and peace is not in sight when the Americans, British and other foreign (NATO- ISAF) troops leave. For minorities like the Sikhs and Hindus, the situation is quite hopeless. As a Sikh lady points out in the documentary, they cannot just depend on short term handouts by generous Sikhs from abroad.

The need is for sustained support projects which set up schools and also provide work for the poorer Sikhs in Afghanistan. Much can be done by the more prosperous business Afghan Sikhs who are doing well in Sikh diaspora countries like the UK, Germany, India, UAE & US.

Pritpal had only a very limited budget. The main advantage of this low budget but professionally produced documentary was that, with one local cameraman, and dressed as an Afghan fluent in Farsi & Hindko, Pritpal was able to merge and mix with communities, and keep a low profile in a highly dangerous environment. Travelling on mined countryside roads, strewn with destroyed army vehicles, he was able to film remote places and intermingle with communities in a war zone. This is a country where tourists make attractive targets for hostage-taking by terrorists, and filming crews have to travel with convoys.

Pritpal returned from this dangerous mission with, in his words, “The treasure of well over 1500 photographs and films of key historical Gurdwaré, Mandir & Mosques of Afghanistan – something which has never been done in past!”

He travelled to Kabul, Jalalabad, Sorkhrod, Agha Sarai, Charikar, Salang and Ghazni.

Truly, his mission to bring out the truth about the desperate condition of his fellow Sikhs in a country where their forefathers lived for thousands of years, is a remarkable achievement. He loves his country of birth and is concerned that “if they migrate to other countries, our history and our historical sites will vanish”.

It is a highly informative journalistic documentary. In Hindko, English, Farsi, Panjabi & Pashto with English subtitles.

23 The People Of Afghanistan (Demography)

18 dec. 2013

Due to limited time and resources, i couldn’t include all ethnic groups of Afghanistan in this video, but i tried to include major tribes like, Pashtun, Tajik / Persian, Hazara, Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen, Baloch and other small tribes/groups of Afghan nation. The order is sorted by the tribe with majority of population first. If you want to reupload it then please include a link to my channel. Feel free to Like and share it across your social networks…
PS: Sorry for the epic music, i couldn’t come up with something better.

24 Fortunate Street Children of Afghanistan – Documentary

7 jan. 2017

About the afghan children who work on the streets but want to go to school.
CISU – Civil Society in Development

25 Street working children

19 nov. 2014

Save the Children celebrated International Child Rights Day and 25th anniversary of United Nations Child Rights Convention in Kabul.

26 CIA-Backed Afghan Death Squads Massacred Children Inside Religious Schools in Campaign of Terror

18 dec. 2020

A shocking exposé in The Intercept reveals CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan have killed children as young as 8 years old in a series of night raids, many targeting madrassas, Islamic religious schools. In December 2018, one of the death squads attacked a madrassa in Wardak province, killing 12 boys, of whom the youngest was 9 years old. The United States played key roles in many of the raids, from picking targets to ferrying Afghan forces to the sites to providing lethal airpower during the raids. The Intercept reports this was part of a campaign of terror orchestrated by the Trump administration that included massacres, executions, mutilation, forced disappearances, attacks on medical facilities, and airstrikes targeting structures known to house civilians. “These militias … were established in the very early days of the Afghan War by CIA officers, many of whom had been brought back into the fold after the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001 who had previously been working in Afghanistan during the 1980s,” says reporter Andrew Quilty. “This network of militias was set up and appear to be entirely under the control of the CIA but made up entirely of Afghan soldiers.”

27 Who are the Taliban? | Start Here

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30 mei 2021

Who are the Taliban? The Taliban have been fighting the Afghan government and its allies for decades. Now the US is pulling its soldiers out of Afghanistan and the Taliban seem stronger than ever. Who are the Taliban really? And how is it that they have so much power?
Tuhin Khan
Bush said Taliban had to pay the price, but the guys who paid the price are Afghani Civillians and Iraq’s Civillians
blue moon
When America is involved there’s disaster and ripping off assets and resources but no peaceful ending . The country is back as it was before the war ……..
Bush: taliban will pay the price US tax payers: hold my trillion $$$$
True indian
I real feel sad for afghans, may God protect them.
Awara Panchi
Bush: The Taliban pay the price Taliban: Are you comedy me 😂😂😂
Küghalu Mülatonu
What Russia couldn’t achieve in 9 years, the US failed in 20 years.
Anar ltd
Everyone has used Afghanistan for their personal gains. No one cares Afghans life.
Fhyem Ud Din
When you make a video ask the people living there. They know more than an analyst
Yu Shion
The first Taliban was a training camp sponsored by USA.
Modern Soccer
A fraction of this bill could have paid my students loan or make education free
Muyed Sultan
Media always lie. They only speak truth when it is comfortable for them.
Nisha Akter
Hiding the truth can’t last for long… US helped them and then US called them Terrorist.. And then news channels came on..
Anjana yadav
Biden: “It’s time to end the forever war.” Me: “It was never to happen war.”
Wajhatul Islam
Bush said, Taliban will pay for this, but now the whole world see who paid for this.
Ali Ali
Hmm you forgot to mention that these same Talibans were called Mujahadeen and were trained and supplied ammo by United States
Abdulaziz Hassan
when Bush said the taliban will pay the price. little did he know he is the 1 going to pay.

28 Afghan Child Labor Documentary

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24 feb. 2013

These children pray for the chance to do something I dreaded…going to school. May they know peace,and may both genders be allowed to study freely to raise themselves their beautiful people,their families,and their beautiful country out of poverty. Peace be with their journeys.

29 Unnoticed: Children of Kabul – Preview Tape

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19 feb. 2011

Unnoticed: Children of Kabul will document the tragedy of a new generation of Afghan children growing up without an education and spending their childhood in poverty and labor. Their families devastated by the war, thousands of children are forced to work in the busy streets of Kabul, selling candy, shining shoes and begging to help their families. Others take jobs in mechanic shops or vend in the crowded and dangerous markets. This upcoming twenty-four minute documentary will take the audience into the lives of these children, sharing their stories with an international audience in hopes of focusing attention on the future of Afghanistan — its children.
It is so sad that I’m speechless for the frames so hard to see the children.
Jay Rich
Of course! Thanks to American and their “HELP”


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21 jul. 2015

(27 Dec 2000) English/Nat

For two decades, Afghanistan has been torn apart by war and extreme poverty, and its people’s anguish has been exacerbated of late by the worst drought in years and a bitterly cold winter.

The World Food Programme says as many as one (M) million Afghans face the possibility of starvation this winter because of the drought, which destroyed 75 percent of the country’s crops and about 50 percent of the livestock.

Word of fresh U-N sanctions against the ruling Taliban has done nothing to ease the situation and it is feared that it’s Afghanistan’s children who will bear the brunt of the country’s misery.

With medical supplies rapidly dwindling and food and fuel prices soaring, statistics indicate that only one quarter of Afghan youngsters will see their fifth birthday.

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health is the main children’s hospital in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.

Here, international aid donors have been helping to heat the wards.

This baby, born premature, is lucky to find itself in a warm incubator.

The hospital’s director complains that there aren’t enough of these machines.

Most of Afghanistan is in distress from severe drought, causing malnutrition and starvation in children, as well as mass migration among families searching for food, water and employment.

This month, the U-N Security Council voted to impose sweeping new sanctions on the ruling Taliban militia if it does not hand over Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden and close alleged terrorist camps in the country.

The U-N resolution calls for an arms embargo against the Taliban, bans international travel by Taliban officials, closes Taliban offices outside the country and further restricts international flights.

While the sanctions are meant to target only the Taliban and not the impoverished people of Afghanistan, the country’s people say the measures will isolate them further – and couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Staff at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health claim the sanctions will seriously affect their work and the Taliban say the threat of embargoes has already resulted in the death of numerous patients.

Although the sanctions are not economic, there is little doubt they will add to the misery being caused by the dire state of the Afghan economy.

The doctors in the children’s hospital receive a monthly salary of only 15 U-S dollars.

The hospital itself lacks money to provide many of the medicines, and parents are forced to buy their children’s medication from the local markets.

Many can’t afford the medication their children require.

SOUNDBITE: (English)
“I have seen many families not able to get this medication form the bazaar. And they took their children back to their homes.”
SUPER CAPTION: Dr Mustafa Zamaray, Chief of Paediatric Ward, Indira Gandhi Institute of Children’s Health

The doctors are doing their best.

Every possible means is used to keep their young charges warm though the winter.

These children are the lucky ones, they have had the chance to at least receive proper medical care.

But for many in this war ravaged country, there is no opportunity to visit a hospital or clinic.

The impoverished nation of 26 (M) million depends heavily on foreign food and other supplies following 20 years of warfare and the worst drought in a generation.

This is the second year in succession without adequate water.

The task of collecting water for drinking and farming is never-ending.

Most water sources have dried up and children in drought-affected areas are forced to spend their days walking miles to fetch it.

31 Children and families in the Wakhan Valley Afghanistan

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32 Canon 7d Afghan Kids on the streets of Kabul,

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17 nov. 2014

Afghan Kids on the streets of Kabul, This is a Documentary about Afghan children who had to give up their School life and Education to support their family and bring food to the table,

33 Kabul – 5th fastest growing city in the world.

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2 aug. 2016

Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan as well as its largest city, located in the eastern section of the country. Kabul is over 3,500 years old and many empires have controlled the city which is at a strategic location along the trade routes of South and Central Asia.

34 The Poverty Gap is Expanding in Kabul

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9 jun. 2016

Two Tales of Kabul (2008): A pair of radically different looks at the changing economy in Afghanistan’s capital city.

Kabul is divided between the rich and poor, optimism and pessimism, development and disappointment. As entrepreneurs pump money into a steadily increasing economy, the poor are being left even further behind.

‘We want the fighting to stop and a Caliph, an Islamic state. If there was an Islamic state… there would be no need for foreigners to be here.” Says refugee Nandoy Mama. He and his family fled from the Helmand province when their tent was burnt down. Now Mama must fight off 70 people for water at his nearest well to make mud for a new house.

Meanwhile entrepreneur Farhad Ghafoor sips coffee at a 4-star hotel in Kabul. “It’s really a nice place where you can bring your guests and impress them.” ”After living in the US for several years Farhad returned to his homeland where he now runs a successful internet business. “You have to have the vision. If you don’t have the vision, you never go ahead in life.” Meanwhile, people like Mama are fighting to survive: “Why is it such a struggle just to fill our stomachs?””

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11:49 Canadians are loved everywhere, unlike our neighbors to the south.
what a great documentary, a story about an english-speaking middle-upper class afgan in a business room, eating in a nice restaurant and talking about the future is bright and they are rebuilding Afghanistan, while the other side is a poor fundamentalist afgan that can’t speak english, building a mud home for his daughters while his neighbors are complaining that it is tough for them to buy food and complaining that they need an islamic state so they can have dignity. Shows the “gap” really nice, portrays what each side sees. Extraordinary documentary quality.
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Good one… Love Afghan from India ❤
Janusz Grunwald
There is not just something but everything wrong with these people.They want there own DOWN JONES market,- but have no food to eat, they want computers and internet,- but have no running drinking water, they want the fast western life style,- but have no water cleaning plants and waste management,- but they do have supper malls with 4K tv’s for sale for price of more than 10 000$.
Something Something Something
4 star international hotel combined with a shopping center open to the public and full of people? You just made the easiest and most attractive terror target imaginable..

35 Onboard the USS Roosevelt fighting Taliban forces | 60 Minutes Australia

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28 aug. 2021

Liz Hayes has been in the Persian Gulf aboard the world’s largest aircraft carrier, the USS Roosevelt. Twenty-seven stories high, its crew of five and half thousand (average age 19) has charge of enough firepower to singlehandedly take on virtually any country in the world. It’s from this seagoing battle station that America has been waging war against the Taliban.
For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.

36 Should the US have stayed in Afghanistan longer? | The Bottom Line

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27 aug. 2021

Every year for 20 years, United States officials justified the war in Afghanistan as worthy and winnable. But after the deadline to withdraw was made, the same officials watched in shock and awe as the Taliban retook their country within days.
Former national security adviser John Bolton and other conservative critics of the Joe Biden administration argue that the US should have stayed in Afghanistan indefinitely, and warn against making any deals with the Taliban. 
Host Steve Clemons asks Bolton what the US could ever hope to achieve with a perpetual presence in Afghanistan.

37 Obama’s War (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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18 aug. 2021

In this 2009 documentary, FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria travel across Afghanistan and Pakistan to see firsthand how President Obama’s strategy took shape, delivering vivid, on-the-ground reporting from the war’s many fronts.
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In “Obama’s War”, Correspondent Martin Smith interviews top generals, diplomats and government officials to understand the internal debates over President Obama’s grand attempt to combat terrorism at its roots. With the brunt of the work falling on rank-and-file soldiers in the unforgiving landscape of Helmand province, the Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, FRONTLINE embedded with Echo Company of the 2nd Marines, 8th Battalion. Since the Marines’ arrival that July, Helmand had become the most lethal battlefield in Afghanistan. But FRONTLINE found the Marines trying to act as armed diplomats, attempting to build the necessary trust for badly needed economic development.
Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Park Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation, and additional support from Koo and Patricia Yuen.

38 A Road Trip Through the Taliban Heartland – BBC Newsnight

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16 aug. 2022

One year after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, most girls secondary schools remain closed, poverty and malnutrition levels are rising. But the end of the Taliban insurgency also means the war-ravaged country is now more peaceful than it has been in decades.

BBC Pakistan and Afghanistan Correspondent Secunder Kermani travels across Afghanistan, starting at the town of Sangin, where more British soldiers were killed than any other, and then to Helmand, and Kandahar to investigate what life is now like for residents.

Secunder speaks to the Taliban Deputy Governor of Kandahar and those living under Taliban control. But as those who criticise the Taliban face arrest, or worse – does the fear remain?

Many are asking has the Taliban changed since they were last in power? But can the real change be seen in Afghanistan’s society?

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

39 Abandoned – Afghanistan after the U.S. Occupation

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One year after the U.S. withdrawal, Afghanistan’s dark past haunts the present — and the future looks bleaker by the day.
Following the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban, Afghanistan had less than 50 miles of paved roads in the entire country. Decades of war had turned to dust a 2,000-mile ‘Ring Road’ connecting the country’s major cities.
The Ring Road, once hailed by US officials as the ‘road to Afghanistan’s future,’ is now a symbol of the country’s present state which includes food shortages and a weak economy. ‘Abandoned’ takes us along this road to visit multiple cities that reflect the conditions of the nation.

40 Afghanistan Special Report – Its People, Its Problems

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31 aug. 2022

The United States ended the longest war in its history as it pulled out of Afghanistan in a hectic, and chaotic fashion.

The withdrawal did not end in bloodshed and created a power struggle within the country. The Taliban marched into Kabul and seized control of Afghanistan.

In what we hope is a thoughtful — thought-provoking look at the past year, CGTN’s Sean Callebs talks to the leaders in power and those most affected by the dramatic changes in the country –the poor, and women.

It has been a delicate balancing act for the Taliban… appeasing its ultra-conservative base and trying to forge its way in the 21st century. Its critics are many…at home, and abroad.

Here’s Afghanistan, – Its People, Its Problems.

41 Just For Laughs: Gags – Hanging

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