National Geographic: Afghanistan Revealed 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… National Geographic: Afghanistan Revealed 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…
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AFGHANISTAN REVEALED (2014)

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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.

Originally posted Nov 16, 2001 Published in issue #625-626 Nov 16, 2001 Order article reprints
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