Jung (War) in the Land of the Mujaheddin (2001)

Jung (War) in the Land of the Mujaheddin

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In contemporary Afghanistan, an Italian surgeon and a war correspondent join forces to set up an emergency hospital in northern Afghanistan, a country that has had to cope with war for over twenty years. After the Russian invaders left in defeat and the country remained mired in civil war, the Taliban took over in 1996. Houses and schools have been burned down, sons killed on the battlefield and almost everybody is hungry, an Afghan woman explains from behind her chador, perforated by only a few … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: , , , , , ,
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No one who sees Jung: In the Land of the Mujaheddin will be able to forget it, and few who see it will be sorry.

Full Review… | March 15, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Valuable both as an historical document ... and for its unsparing and graphic depiction of the human toll of warfare and repression.

January 10, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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Jung is nothing if not timely, relevant and resonant in its heroic humanism in the face of the seemingly endless suffering of the people in this war-ravaged land.

Full Review… | November 29, 2001
New York Observer
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Vendemmiati, Lazzaretti and Petitto ... attain an astounding access to Afghan places, people and sound.

Full Review… | November 26, 2001
Newsday
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Jung can hardly be called optimistic, but neither does it invite despair.

Full Review… | November 26, 2001
New York Times
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Timely, powerful but underedited and messily structured documentary.

November 26, 2001
New York Post
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