My Afghanistan - Life in the Forbidden Zone

Screenings

2013 Season
London, New York

"The stories told are the Western soldiers' stories. Not the stories of the civilians."—Nagieb Khaja

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist of Afghan origin, travels to Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan. Because journalists are not able to move safely outside of the capital, contact with the civilian population in rural areas is almost impossible. But Khaja has a trick up his sleeve. He gives people living in outlying communities mobile phones equipped with cameras and asks them to film their daily lives, providing a rare glimpse into the war-torn existence of ordinary Afghans.

Filmmaker(s): 
Nagieb Khaja
Year: 
2012
88m
Genre: 
Documentary