Afghanistan 1988-2001: The Long Shadow of War
Preview Language: English
The devastating effect of continuous war and destruction has marked the life of the Afghan people during the last decades. Millions of people flee their homes and cities, come back, try to rebuild and are forced to flee again. In their efforts to find peace and normality they are assisted by indefatigable workers of the UN and its agencies: UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, Habitat and others, who help to provide shelter and food, technical advice and education, mine clearing programmes, health care and, above all, hope. The eighteen segments of this documentary-magazine contain stunning footage of the ruined cities of Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat or Mazar. We learn about the barber who sets up his "salon" in the refugee camp, the barley farmer who loses his crop to locusts in Mazar, the girl who lost a leg stepping on a landmine, the war widow who earns a small income in a UN sponsored bakery in Kabul, and much more.