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National Geographic: Afghanistan RevealedLast November, journalist-author Sebastian Junger and a National Geographic crew journeyed to remotest Afghanistan to profile Ahmad Shah Massoud, the...National Geographic: Afghanistan RevealedDocumentaryLast November, journalist-author Sebastian Junger and a National Geographic crew journeyed to remotest Afghanistan to profile Ahmad Shah Massoud, the...2001-11-16
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National Geographic: Afghanistan Revealed

Genre: Documentary; Status: In Season

Last November, journalist-author Sebastian Junger and a National Geographic crew journeyed to remotest Afghanistan to profile Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Che Guevara-like leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance. But what was begun as a documentary about a distant civil war has become a fiery prelude to our current conflict. The dire warnings of global consequences expressed here by Massoud – who was assassinated two days before the 9/11 attacks – now sound chillingly prophetic. Yet the film leaves its deepest impact with images of dying resistance soldiers and starving refugee children: gut-wrenching reminders that the war against the Taliban isn’t all about us.

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