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GHOSTS OF AFGHANISTAN
(59 min) Afghanistan/US
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THURSDAY 10/21, 7:20 PM (SESSION 1)

Director: Julian Sher
Producers: Natalie Dubois, Arnie Gelbart

Description:

The 'Ghosts of Afghanistan' reveals the true face of the “forever war.” The West invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to topple the Taliban regime with promises of democracy, freedom and women’s rights. It was a disaster. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Corruption and abuses are endemic. Now the foreign troops have withdrawn. And Taliban, far from defeated, are once again back in power.  What went wrong with the good war? As a young and idealistic war correspondent, Graeme Smith followed the troops into battle in Afghanistan. As the Taliban were sweeping across the country, he returned to revisit old friends and acquaintance and sees the deep divisions in the country Smith makes a remarkable journey to visit with the Taliban at their unofficial headquarters outside of Afghanistan, in Doha, Qatar. The movement that once banned television and cameras now has a young generation of leaders who post videos on the Taliban’s official website and use social media to spread their message. Now they are the new rulers of the country and the world awaits.

Biography:

Julian Sher is a veteran TV documentary writer and director and the author of six widely acclaimed books. He has been an investigative journalist for Canada's two leading newspapers, The Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. He was the Senior Producer of CBC's the fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative TV program for five years. He wrote and directed a New York Times-CBC TV investigation into nuclear terrorism called Nuclear Jihad which won the duPont-Columbia University Award, the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, in 2006. He has filmed, written and produced major documentaries across the globe. He covered scandals, wars and corporate intrigue in South Africa, Somalia, Holland, France, England, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States and Canada. He has won an International Emmy, several Canadian Screen Awards and a Governor General's award for Meritorious Public Service for uncovering miscarriages of justice.

Contact Information:

w: https://javafilms.fr/film/ghosts-of-afghanistan/
e: olivier@javafilms.tv



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