They Don’t Just Dance : the Afghan tradition of recruiting young boys for sex

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  It is not often a narrator  of a  TV documentary makes no attempt whatsoever to hide his disdain of the subject matter, but this is a  very notable exception.  It’s a profile of Afghan men who act as predators and recruit boys as young as 12 years old to dress up as girls and … Continue reading



Korengal

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‘Restropo’ was an extraordinary documentary which was the ultimate in cinema vérité and the work of two intrepid and fearless filmmakers who chose to live through a grueling 14-month tour of duty with a company of American solders in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. It won Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger a Best Documentary Oscar … Continue reading



THE PATIENCE STONE

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In a decrepit bomb-damaged house in a  war-torn country ….probably Afghanistan ……an unnamed young woman in her mid thirties is struggling to take care of her two young children and also her much older husband who was seriously wounded in a battle. A bullet in his neck has reduced him to a comatose state, and … Continue reading



WAJMA aka AN AFGHAN LOVE STORY

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20 year old Wajma lives with her mother and brother in Kabul whilst her father is away in Southern Afghanistan working as a mine detector in the war zone.  When the family attend a cousin’s wedding Wajma encourages Mustafa a family friend to flirt with her, and afterwards they start to see each other in … Continue reading



RESTREPO

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This extraordinary documentary is the ultimate in cinema verite and is the work of two intrepid and fearless filmmakers who chose to live through a grueling 14-month tour of duty with a company of American solders in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan.  They witness and record everything that happens: reconnaissance missions, constant … Continue reading



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