Item Details

Pakistan on the Brink [electronic resource]

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Pakistan's greatest enemy is no longer India but rather the internal menace of the Taliban, who have reinvented themselves in a bid to take over the country. This program examines the conflict ravaging one of America's key allies in the war on terror. Traveling to Peshawar, an urban gateway to Pakistan's tribal region, the program depicts a city under regular Taliban attack and follows a local journalist deep into Taliban territory. Interviews feature figures on all sides of the conflict-including Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas of the Pakistani military, Samina Ahmed of the International Crisis Group, and Hakimullah Mehsud, a fundamentalist leader who vows to destroy the government for siding with the United States.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
45 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 19, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Pakistan vs. Taliban (1:14)
  • Peshawar: Frontline in War on Terrorism (0:52)
  • Peshawar: Near Taliban Heartland (1:16)
  • Taliban Murderers and Kidnappers (1:02)
  • Terror Merchants (0:58)
  • Taliban Blows Up Market (0:57)
  • Journalists Killed in War on Terror (1:01)
  • Inside Taliban Territory (1:12)
  • New Taliban (1:16)
  • Taliban Hatred (1:06)
  • Massive Destruction in Pakistan (1:07)
  • Danger in Pakistan (1:21)
  • Taliban Takeover of FATA (1:01)
  • Geography on Taliban's Side (1:02)
  • Taliban Tunnel System (1:10)
  • Pakistan Army vs. Taliban (1:12)
  • Costly War in Bijaur (1:21)
  • Fighting in Bijaur (1:15)
  • Pakistan's Scorched Earth Policy (1:11)
  • Refugees Angry at Pakistan Army (1:06)
  • Taliban Rule in Pakistan Province (1:17)
  • Taliban Destruction of Schools (0:34)
  • School for Orphan Boys (0:57)
  • Taliban Terrorize People into Submission (0:48)
  • People Psychologically Damaged (1:19)
  • Taliban Control, Taliban Justice (1:17)
  • Bleak Future for Taliban-Controlled Provinces (0:55)
  • Islamabad: War Zone (1:00)
  • Challenges for Civilian Government (1:17)
  • Government Spokesperson (0:50)
  • Pakistan Military vs. Government (0:47)
  • Assault on Karachi (1:00)
  • Taliban Cells (1:04)
  • Taliban Weapons in Karachi (1:30)
  • Taliban vs. Karachi Police (1:18)
  • Karachi Religious Schools (1:03)
  • Interview with Madrassa Student (1:23)
  • School for Taliban Leadership (0:53)
  • Taliban Cell Operates in Karachi Slum (0:59)
  • Pakistan vs. Taliban Jihad (0:55)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
40612 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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