Documentaries on Afghanistan have been circulating for almost 20 years as the US war continues. As the U.S. military moves away from the region, check out these different works here, which have dealt with everything from the Central Asian nation’s long history of conflict to military interrogation tactics, battlefield situations and a repressive climate for women.
Michael Moore’s Can Palme d’Or won “Fahrenheit // 11”, 200 outside the first gate in 2004, then President George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden and the US invasion of Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan and October 2001. Alex Gibbon’s Oscar-winning “Taxi Dark Side” In contrast, the death of an Afghan cab driver at a U.S. military base centers; The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 200 and won the Academy Award for Documentary in 200 documents.
In the years that followed, documentary filmmakers increasingly turned their lenses on soldiers on the ground and the plight of women in the region. “Learning Skateboarding in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” won an Oscar last year for its short documentary, when the latest series of “Frontline” documentaries about Afghanistan debuted on July 20, just before the U.S. military flowed out of the country.
Here are 15 documentaries that provide insights into the chaos surrounding Afghanistan.