Afghan Stories (2003)




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The extraordinary experiences of ordinary Afghan citizens come to the screen in filmmaker Taran Davies' intimate account of life on a never-ending battlefield. From the harrowing experiences of a member of Afghan royalty tortured by the Taliban, to the efforts of an elder to work for peace as his son fights an ongoing war, the inspiring stories of the population that has endured 24 years of tyranny and war -- some of whom have never known peach within their lifetimes -- play out as U.S. forces reign destruction upon the southwest-central Asia country in their determined attempts to take down the dreaded Taliban.
Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Afghan Stories

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | April 30, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

An informative work that puts a human face on the calamity in Afghanistan.

April 30, 2003
New York Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 22, 2009
Film and Felt

I learned more about modern Afghanistan in Afghan Stories than I did following the heavy media coverage during the war.

Full Review… | May 3, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The documentary makes up in humane values what it lacks in sociological depth.

Full Review… | May 1, 2003
Christian Science Monitor

Running a little under an hour, this remarkable film accomplishes a great deal, drawing an important connection between what both Americans and Afghans were experiencing in the wake of 9/11, while turning a sharp eye to the intertwined futures of both cou

Full Review… | April 30, 2003
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