Afghan Stories

2002, Documentary, 59m

8 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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Just days after the attacks of Sept. 11, financial worker Taran Davies gave up his job, packed a camera and left his home to uncover the stories of the people who live in war-torn Afghanistan. Meeting Afghanis in their home nation and elsewhere, the filmmaker finds touching and enlightening tales. Participants including a refugee family, a village elder and town leader, a former royal now living in the U.S. and a relief worker who helped build a road.

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  • A thoughtful, personal account of a single voyage through a violent region that does not pretend to have the answers or even a political ax to grind.

    April 30, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • An informative work that puts a human face on the calamity in Afghanistan.

    April 30, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Afghan Stories is a rewarding and almost essential look at the other side of terrorism: it's not just the United States that feels the pain.

    August 22, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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    August 19, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
  • I learned more about modern Afghanistan in Afghan Stories than I did following the heavy media coverage during the war.

    May 3, 2003 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • The documentary makes up in humane values what it lacks in sociological depth.

    May 1, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A thoughtful, personal account of a single voyage through a violent region that does not pretend to have the answers or even a political ax to grind.

    April 30, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • An informative work that puts a human face on the calamity in Afghanistan.

    April 30, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Afghan Stories is a rewarding and almost essential look at the other side of terrorism: it's not just the United States that feels the pain.

    August 22, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Quote not available.

    August 19, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
  • I learned more about modern Afghanistan in Afghan Stories than I did following the heavy media coverage during the war.

    May 3, 2003 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • The documentary makes up in humane values what it lacks in sociological depth.

    May 1, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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